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Lawrence J. Block

United States Court of Federal Claims
Confirmed October 2, 2002

On October 2, 2002, the Senate confirmed Lawrence J. Block to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims decides nearly all "takings" claims against the United States. Link here to read about Lawrence J. Block's troubling record on takings issues.

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Senate Committee Rejects Judicial Nominee Priscilla Owen (09/05/02)
Statement of Glenn Sugameli, Senior Legislative Counsel for Earthjustice

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Lawrence J. Block’s Troubling Record on Takings
Mr. Block's record and his answers to the Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees suggest that he would apply an extreme approach to takings law that would conflict with unanimous Supreme Court rulings.