Alford v. Finch

155 So. 2d 790 (1963)

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Alford v. Finch

Florida Supreme Court
155 So. 2d 790 (1963)

Facts

The game and freshwater fish commission (the commission) (defendant) was authorized by Florida law to manage and regulate game within the state. The commission was authorized to establish closed seasons on local lands and acquire land, by purchase or through gifts, as it deemed necessary or useful for management and regulation of game. The commission designated certain land within the state as a breeding ground for game and prohibited all persons from hunting within the breeding ground. K. O. Finch (plaintiff) owned approximately 700 acres within the established breeding ground. The commission did not seek Finch’s input or consent before barring all hunting on his private land, nor did it compensate him. Finch sued the commission, arguing that the commission had deprived him of his private property without due process of law. The Leon County Circuit Court agreed and invalidated the commission’s order. The commission appealed the decision of the circuit court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Caldwell, J.)

Dissent (Drew, J.)

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