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Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A

Docket No.: 04-163
Certiorari Granted: Oct 12 2004
Argued: February 22, 2005
Decided: May 23, 2005


Takings Clause, Due Process, Takings Clause, Administrative Procedure, Bill of Rights, Due Process, Federal Tort Claims, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Takings Clause, equitable relief, immunity from suit, property rights, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii, et al. v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Petitioner: Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii, et al.
Respondent: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 363 F3d 846
Supreme Court Docket

Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii, et al.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
544 U.S. 528 (2005)
Question Presented:

1. Whether the Just Compensation Clause authorizes a court to invalidate state economic legislation on its face and enjoin enforcement of the law on the basis that the legislation does not substantially advance a legitimate state interest, without regard to whether the challenged law diminishes the economic value or usefulness of any property.2. Whether a court, in determining under the Just Compensation Clause whether state economic legislation substantially advances a legitimate state interest, should apply a deferential standard of review equivalent to that traditionally applied to economic legislation under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses, or may instead substitute its judgment for that of the legislature by determining de novo, by a preponderance of the evidence at trial, whether the legislation will be effective in achieving its goals.


Does a regulation amount to an unconstitutional taking "if it does not substantially advance legitimate state interests?"

Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A

February 22, 2005

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Lingle, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By:

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Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A
Case Documents

1Opinion in Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A
2Slip Opinion in Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A
3Opinion in Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A
Additional documents for this case are pending review.