Constitutional & Regulatory Litigation
Ever-expanding government increasingly shapes and invades the actions of individuals, businesses, and other associations. Through their statutes, regulations, and other mandates, government at all levels may attempt to direct or control aspects of commercial, personal, political, or even religious life. Government action can affect the use, value, and ownership of private property. Government power can be used to illegally exact money from citizens. Government regulations can impose arbitrary constraints on business initiatives, infringe religious values, and burden participation in the political process. Even public utilities and other highly regulated industries can be the victims of government excess.
Federal and state constitutions and statutes can provide the means to challenge or defend against overbearing and unlawful government actions. The lawyers at MCK have extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in bringing this body of law to bear in the specialized area of litigation against government agencies at all levels. The types of constitutional and regulatory litigation we undertake include:
- Property Rights and Land Use Litigation
- Takings and Illegal Exaction Litigation
- Litigation on Behalf of Regulated Enterprises
- Litigation Defending Personal Liberty
- Litigation Concerning the Regulation of Political Activity