"Western property rights case pits landowners, government"
"An 1875 congressional law and a 1942 court decision don't answer whether the government or private landowners have first dibs on former railroad property ... The Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with ... What did Congress intend ... when it passed the General Railroad Right of Way Act of 1875 to give rail lines access to public lands? Now that most of the railroads are out of business and much of the land has been sold, who gets the rail beds -- the government or private landowners? ... " [More]
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