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July 01, 2017

Weekly litigation update — July 1, 2017

PLF sues Seattle over compelled political campaign contributions What are the odds? Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of federal sports betting ban SCOTUS denies review of a takings win in the state of Florida Cap and Trade tax here to stay Supreme Court goes to bat twice for religious liberty Discrimination case turned back PLF ...

June 24, 2017

Weekly litigation report — June 24, 2017

Supreme Court goes squishy on property rights Free speech includes freedom to insult Free speech means letting high school kids be high school kids Howling at the wolf listing Doing time even if you didn’t know you committed the crime  Washington appellate court rules that property is not protected by the constitution End-run around arbitra ...

May 20, 2017

Weekly litigation report — May 20, 2017

Amicus brief filed for contractor long frozen out of contracts Settlement reached in mobile home park case Cap and trade appealed Prairie dog ruling petition to the 10th Circuit Reply filed in Kinderace petition to Supreme Court Affirmative action case goes back to district court Amicus brief filed for contractor long frozen out of contracts ...

May 18, 2017

New PLF petition highlights the national importance of the Murr case

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the regulatory takings case, Murr v. Wisconsin, is expected to come down any day. At issue in that case is the so-called?"relevant parcel" question, which requires courts to identify the extent of an owner's property interests as a threshold determination in a regulatory takings case. The purpose of this ...

April 24, 2017

Talking Murr in Napa

Friday I had the honor of participating in the panel discussion Property Rights, Inverse Condemnation & Government Land Use Regulation, during the 36th Real Property Law Section Retreat for the California State Bar. My remarks focused on Murr v. Wisconsin and its importance to the “relevant parcel” analysis and regulatory takings ...

April 04, 2017

PLF asks U.S. Supreme Court to grant review of a Washington state “relevant parcel” case

PLF lawyers filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant and hold the Washington state regulatory takings case, Kinderace v. City of Sammamish, pending its anticipated decision in Murr v. Wisconsin. The Murr case, which was argued by PLF attorneys earlier this year, involves the so-called?“relevant parcel” question. That thre ...

March 25, 2017

Weekly litigation update — March 25, 2017

Oral argument in Murr We had our oral argument in Murr v. Wisconsin. It was a tough argument with lots of questions throughout the argument.  We trust our answers helped dispel some of that confusion.  All in all, it was a good argument and we made all our points with the Court. But, based on the ...

March 20, 2017

Murr argument today at Supreme Court

Here’s a recap of what the Murr case is about and what happened today at the Court. For more detail, you can find the Court’s transcript here. Many property owners own adjacent lots. A farmer might acquire a neighboring farm with the hope that his children can live next door. Or a person might fall ...

March 18, 2017

Litigation update — March 18, 2017

Murr Monday coming up Tax-lien foreclosure-for-profit scheme rehearing denied Union trespass challenge continues Get your super-easy injunctions today in the Ninth Circuit! Is crony capitalism a public use? Loss for rights in mining claims Ninth Circuit declines to vacate Levin decision Murr Monday coming up We are busily preparing for oral argumen ...

September 20, 2016

Washington’s “relevant parcel” analysis is pure shenanigans

Takings law is famous for its thorny inquiries. One of the prickliest is the so-called "relevant parcel" determination. In every regulatory takings case, the court must begin by identifying the nature of the property at issue—i.e., the "relevant parcel." It sounds easy, and it should be, but it isn't. In the decades since the Supreme ...