Supreme Court Rebuffs Tech Billionaire’s Beach Access Suit

Law360 (October 1, 2018, 10:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a petition from billionaire venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla over public access to his Northern California beachfront property, disregarding his argument that some of the value of his property was unconstitutionally taken under the state’s Coastal Act.

The high court declined to hear the matter, providing no reasoning, as is customary with denials certiorari.

The decision was celebrated by the Surfrider Foundation, which sued Khosla after he purchased the beach and adjacent land in 2008 and then blocked off the access road. The tech billionaire also posted signs telling people...

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