Knick v. Township, No. 17-647 (U.S. June 21, 2019).
“It’s Alive!” In Rose Mary Knick’s family graveyard the U.S. Supreme Court breathes new life into the once popular 42 USC §1983 claim for regulatory takings violations by local governments.
“[N]or shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” The Fifth Amendment’s prohibition, of course, applies against the States [and local governments] through the Fourteenth Amendment.”
Williamson County Regional Planning Comm’n v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City, 473 U.S. 172, 176 n.1 (1985)
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