With respect to the original post, the websites linked to refer to the "legal concept" of the "Public Trust Doctrine". Despite the frequent reference to it as a sweeping legal principle that "concept" is a socialist construct with no legal standing anywhere in the US and they know it. They pursue it based on wishful thinking in the hope that they can get it established on behalf of their agenda. The only legal access rights on private property on the shore are literally "fishing, fowling, and navigation" strictly in the intertidal zone and no more. The state should not be subsidizing activist groups to pursue any kind of adversarial legal action against private individuals, let alone "mass trespass" "protests" trying to force easements on private property. The political threats against private property owners, along with the out of control "liability" demands and obnoxiously defiant, malicious trespass, are frightening landowners into denying an often benevolent permission for limited access where it otherwise would cause no harm.
Sun, 12/05/2004 - 3:21pm#1
Public Access? Or One More Blitz On Private Property Owners?