Paradise Lost: A Family’s U.S. Supreme Court Property Fight


Pacific Legal Foundation is representing the Murr family of Wisconsin at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Murrs own a modest cabin on the St. Croix River in Wisconsin that they use as a gathering place and retreat for their family. The Murrs bought the land back in the ’60s as two separate lots, one to build their cabin and the other as an investment.

In the mid 2000’s the property was unconstitutionally considered one parcel by the state of Wisconsin and St. Croix County when the family went to sell the investment property and preventing the Murrs from cashing out on their half a century investment. Pacific Legal Foundation believes this is fundamentally wrong and against the Murrs’, as well as all American property owner’s, rights under the constitution.