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U.S. Supreme Court rules against homeowners in beach case

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Florida can undertake beach-widening projects without paying beachfront property owners who lose exclusive access to the water.

The court, by an 8-0 vote, rejected a challenge by six homeowners in Florida's Panhandle who argued that a beach-widening project changed their oceanfront property into oceanview. Justice John Paul Stevens took no part in the case in which the court affirmed an earlier ruling.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:43am]

    

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