Judge asks "Why isn't this like some banaba republic that confiscates property?"

U. S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle heard oral arguments yesterday (8/27) on Alcoa's motion to dismiss the case the State of NC had filed against them two years ago claiming state ownership of the Yadkin River bed.  Judge Boyle quizzed lawyers for both parties for an hour as he considered his decision.

Boyle asked state attorney Donald Teeter whether the lawsuit sought to punish Alcoa for closing its Stanly County aluminum smelter in 2007 where hundreds once worked.

"Why isn't this like some banana republic that confiscates property?" Boyle said. "This is really a thinly-veiled power grab."

If the State owned the land, "Why did it take 100 years for some administration or agency to figure it out?" the Judge asked.

Judge Boyle denied the State's claim that the River was navigable at statehood, which would have given the State the right to claim ownership of the riverbed, in April.  A decision on dismissing the case is expected soon.

Read the entire article at http://www.wral.com/us-judge-weighs-dumping-case-over-alcoa-dams-ri...

 

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Tags: Alcoa, McCrory, Yadkin, riverbed lawsuit

Comment by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on August 28, 2015 at 7:19pm

ROTFLMAO!!  Judge Boyle really got their number!  I'm lovin' it!  Smackdown!

Comment by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on August 28, 2015 at 7:23pm

The exclusive little Marxist cabal led from the Uwharrie area has now lost on the riverbed issue, has lost on the denial of the water quality permit issue, and their shills in Raleigh have been 'dissed' by Judge Boyle as unbelievable 'banana republic' style caricatures.  

This weird little inbred group could have simply retreated, and maintained some minimal semblance of dignity.  But no!  They had to go all the way down in an inglorious blaze that marks their defeat.  

Give Alcoa its DAM license, and let's move on!

Comment by Whigkid on August 28, 2015 at 10:24pm

And don't forget, Gov. Pat McCrory brought the lawsuit, and the Yadkin Riverkeeper was an intervening party (on McCrory's side).

Comment by Stop Global Whining on August 29, 2015 at 8:50pm

That "Marxist cabal" really needs to do their fundraising elsewhere, now that they've lost the bid for 'free' property from Alcoa.  The taxpayers of NC should not pay for an eminent domain action, either, because the dams are just fine in the hands of Alcoa.  

Comment by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on August 31, 2015 at 4:06pm

McCrony's New NC "Banana Republic" flag!

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