September 01, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Wisconsin in takings challenge to zoning rule

John Echeverria

On June 23, 2017, in Murr v. State of Wisconsin, -- S. Ct. --, 2017 WL 2694699, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Wisconsin county’s enforcement of a “lot merger” provision did not result in a compensable taking under the Fifth Amendment. While seemingly narrow, Murr provides important guidance on the so-called “relevant parcel” issue that will influence the outcome of future takings challenges to land use and other regulations.

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