Johnson declared that the decision would lead "to much litigation where questions had been settled for
years, and put everything respecting landed property into the greatest confusion." Kentucky's other senator-- the even more influential Henry Clay, who generally opposed liberally extending squatter rights--conceded the point: "They build houses, plant orchards, enclose fields, cultivate the earth, and rear up families around them...
In more recent years, the Commission has typically handled over 50,000 new reviews each year, along with cases that were not settled for
previous years on the same property.