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Friday, July 28, 2017

Upcoming Webcast on the USSCT's Takings Case

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association will be hosting a webcast on the recent "takings" case by the U.S. Supreme Court. Information about the webcast is below:

Webcast— Murr v. Wisconsin: The Supreme Court’s Latest “Take” on Takings

August 14, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT

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The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association is pleased to host the upcoming webcast Murr v. Wisconsin: The Supreme Court’s Latest “Take” on Takings on Monday, August 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT.  Registration for individuals is $20 for PLD members and $45 for nonmembers. Registration for two or more people at one computer is $140.

In Murr v. Wisconsin, the Court ruled 5-3 that a Wisconsin "lot merger" regulation was not an unconstitutional taking as applied to two contiguous parcels, one of which the owners wanted to sell while retaining the other. Rejecting the competing "bright-line rule" positions offered by the owners and the State of Wisconsin, Justice Kennedy announced a new multi-factor test to determine the extent of the appropriate "denominator" in takings claims involving merger provisions applied to contiguous parcels. This webinar will review the facts and ruling in Murr, discuss the dissenting Justices' criticisms of Kennedy's test, and the implications of the Murr ruling both on how state and local governments regulate contiguous parcels and ways that owners of contiguous parcels may react to the ruling.   

Speakers include Alan Weinstein of Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs; Nancy Stroud of the firm Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch, PL; and John Echeverria of Vermont Law School.


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