Originally published in the Daily Journal, October 8, 2018.
This term the Supreme Court has a chance to overturn a decades-old decision that kept many property owners out of federal courts.
Thirty-three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a serious blow to the constitutional rights of private property owners nationwide. A court decision to overturn the wrongly decided Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank decision will go a long way toward restoring the rights of property owners who have been trampled on by overzealous and abusive state and local governments. On Oct. 3, the court had an opportunity to set things right when they heard the case Knick v. Scott Township.