A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a Florida Supreme Court decision in Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Dep't of Envtl. Prot., holding that the placement of fill onto submerged beach land owned by the state did not constitute a taking of privately owned beachfront property. According to the court, "The takings clause only protects property rights as they are established under state law, not as they might have been established or ought to have been established." Among the rights of Florida beachfront property owners are the rights to have access to the water, to use the water, to have an unobstructed view of the water and to receive automatic title to gradual accretions to their properties. The Florida beachfront property owners objected to a beach restoration program because it caused the submerged property to become public property. According to the court, no prior Florida decision had established the property owners had rights to contact with the water that were superior to the state's rights to replenish its beaches. The justices, however, went further and declared that future state court decisions could prohibit takings if "a court declares that what was once an established right of private property no longer exists."