Michigan’s Attempt at Destruction of Land and Water Titles

Much litigation lies ahead to ensure recognition of proper titles and rights.

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Actions Against Local Government Officials and Employees Re: Bottomland Rights and Regulations

Local governments and its officials and employees must never interfere with the legal boundaries, acreages and contents of the original survey. Despite many admonitions of Congress and the United States Supreme Court, local enactment of zoning and police power legislation without jurisdiction denies Michigan residents of their rights. Civil rights suits at the federal level are to be expected.

Copper Harbor in Northern Michigan's Upper Peninsula during Summer via Drone

Two Distinct Areas of Riparian-ism: State vs. Federal

Attorneys in Michigan cite state statutes and case law when faced with what they consider a title and rights issue regarding upland and bottomland titles. There is a federal body of law that created our lakes and lands and it is the Supreme Law of the Land. It has been held by the U.S. Supreme Court on many occasions and by Congressional statutes that this federal law is forever. In other words, federal law is superior when it comes to identification of the lands and waters of Michigan. It all happened a couple hundred years ago and is absolutely unchangeable in accord with federal law.

I have studied both bodies of law for years. I know and understand each very well. They are totally opposite of each other. No attorney can advocate and practice both. It’s impossible, and it’s an embarrassment. Clients often present issues and I am empathetic with their positions which may be correct under state law. However, if I know that such state positions are wrong and fail under federal law, I cannot and do not take those state cases. It is difficult for an attorney to have to explain to them why the two bodies of law so violently conflict and that the supreme law prevails. If these people litigate and win at the state level, they know that federal law is opposed to their position.

Experienced land title attorneys understand this conflict when presented with the facts and law. However, it is a very difficult situation to have to explain to clients that the laws of the state and federal government covering the same subject matter diverge so seriously that it is impossible to advocate both positions as an attorney.

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Footbridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A great spot for a picnic.

Jurisdiction of Courts and Legislatures to Create Lakes

No courts, federal or state, and no state legislatures can create any additional bodies of water than were created by the federal government in the original survey of our nation following the Revolutionary War. Since our state courts and legislature have illegally attempted to create hundreds, if not thousands, of them and have caused serious harm to its citizens’ private property titles across this entire state, corrective action at the federal level is in order.

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Illegal Local Government Zoning and Police Power Over Bottomlands

These areas of wrongful government regulation are ripe for immediate federal civil rights actions.

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Use of Inland Lakes by the Public

Navigable State Waters

Do not ever buy or sell without knowing what they are or aren’t. Liability awaits your every move!

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Property by a lake

All Lake Access Matters, Including Public, Subdivision and Keyholing

Massive litigation is to be expected in these areas!

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Public Trust in Michigan Waters

Public Trust concerns the state’s right to regulate lakes, rivers and streams. According to the United States Constitution and Congressional statutes, it extends only to meandered waters and not just any water that touches land such as mud puddles and the like. These matters appear headed for federal court, also.