Tyler v. Hennepin County

The Liberty Justice Center filed an amicus brief in Tyler v. Hennepin County on March 2, 2023, arguing that the Minnesota county violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against excessive fines when it stole $25,000 from 95-year old Geraldine Tyler.

In May 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Ms. Tyler’s favor.

Amicus Brief Press Releases

Amicus Brief In The News

March 8, 2024

(Law360)—Alan DiPietro merely wanted more land for his alpacas. It was 2014, and the Massachusetts engineer had been raising a herd of the camelid mammals for half a dozen years and selling their fleece. Looking for more space for his alpacas to roam, he bought 34 acres in the contiguous...

Rexburg Standard Journal
May 26, 2023

(Rexburg Standard Journal)—The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Hennepin County, Minnesota, violated the Fifth Amendment Takings Clause when it sold Geraldine Tyler’s home to satisfy a tax bill and kept the excess money for itself. Tyler is a 94-year-old grandmother who, after moving from her one-bedroom condominium into...

Amicus Brief Documents

March 2, 2023



Tyler v. Hennepin County



March 2, 2023


U.S. Supreme Court


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