Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rutherford Institute Sues Virginia County Over Landowner’s Right to Entertain Friends on 86-Acre Farm for Overnight Hunting Trips

Via Cousin John


Couldn't make this up.

Citing the right of property owners to have a certain amount of sovereignty over what takes place on their own property, The Rutherford Institute has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia landowner who was prohibited from allowing a friend to camp on his 86-acre farm for a hunting excursion.

In prohibiting landowner Joseph R. Ferguson, Jr., from allowing a friend to stay overnight in a camper parked on his farm, officials with Isle of Wight County claimed that use of the camper would constitute an unauthorized “campground” in violation of local zoning ordinances. Coming to Ferguson’s defense, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have asked the Circuit Court of Isle of Wight County to reject the County’s misinterpretation of the law and recognize Ferguson’s right to lawfully use his property as he sees fit.


  1. I hope this turns into a rape. That they rape the tyrant in an orifice that hurts, and they won't forget.