Monday, October 1, 2018

"In a significant win for beach access rights in California, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Silicon Valley billionaire’s appeal to keep a beach to himself"

“The most conservative and divided Supreme Court in my lifetime confirmed that even a billionaire, who refuses to acknowledge that the law applies to him, and retains the most expensive attorneys he can find, cannot create a private beach,” said Joseph Cotchett, lead attorney for the Surfrider Foundation, which sued Khosla. “Beaches are public in California, and the immensely wealthy must comply with the Coastal Act just like everyone else.”


In an interview with The Times earlier this year, Khosla said that he believed in the Coastal Act, but fighting this case all the way to the Supreme Court was a matter of principle for him.

“My view is: Absolutely we should increase coastal access when we can, but