Sun Sentinel: Edwards-Walpole defends her beach access law



The temperature is rising and it’s not just the hot Florida sun. A new law, that I sponsored during the 2018 Legislative Session and that went into effect on July 1, 2018, aims to introduce a balanced process for resolving the legal issue of whether customary use exists on privately owned beachfront property in Florida. Much to my disappointment, this law has been misunderstood by both proponents and opponents alike, causing temperatures to rise and disputes to ensue.
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Property owners challenge constitutionality of the customary use doctrine



On June 14, 2018, Kent Safriet with Hopping Green & Sams filed a complaint in the Pensacola Northern District of Florida federal court challenging the constitutionality of the customary use doctrine on behalf of a Walton County beachfront property owner. The complaint asserts that the customary use doctrine violates the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In addition, the complaint asserts that the customary use doctrine is inconsistent with the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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View the full complaint here.