June 29, 2017

Murr and more at the Claremont Institute's Supreme Court Round-up

By Anastasia P. Boden Attorney

You can catch me here speaking with Professor John Eastman and two other John Marshall Fellows about the Supreme Court’s October 2016 term.  I was a John Marshall Fellow in 2015, and am joined by fellows Michael Huston and Dr. Sohan Dasgupta in discussing PLF’s Murr case, among others, at the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence town hall.

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Murr v. Wisconsin

The Murr family owned two separately deeded lots that were purchased independently by their parents in the 1960s. They built a small cabin on one lot and held the other one as an investment for the future. But when the time came to sell, subsequently enacted regulations forbade the Murrs from making any productive use of the vacant lot – and without any use, it had no value they could sell. PLF represents in the Murrs in a lawsuit arguing that the regulation was an uncompensated taking because it took away all the use and value of the lot. The courts ruled against the family because they owned the adjacent lot with the cabin, and therefore hadn’t lost everything.

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