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PLF Is Back In The Supreme Court March 20, 2017
PLF Director of Litigation Jim Burling, interviews client Donna Murr, PLF General Counsel John Groen and PLF Attorney Dave Breemer about Murr's case which will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 20, 2017.
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St. Croix land use battle goes to Supreme Court
"The US Supreme Court will hear a property rights case that originated with a family's attempt to sell a lot adjacent to their cabin along the St. Croix River."
St. Croix River Family takes Land Use Fight to US Supreme Court
"A metro family has taken their land rights fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Murr family St. Croix River cabin has been in the family for nearly 60 years. The cabin sits on one of two lots William and Dorothy Murr purchased in the 1960's. The first lot, was to build a cabin on in 1960 and the second, as an investment property. Before their deaths, the Murr parents passed the parcels along to their kids."
Murr v. State of Wisconsin: Esoteric Regulatory Takings Question Could Affect All Homeowners
"Although the question at issue in Murr is somewhat esoteric, the answer has the potential to affect the public at large. Indeed, this issue crops up more frequently than one would assume."
Finding the Denominator in Regulatory Takings Cases: A Preview of Murr v. Wisconsin
"The Supreme Court will take up an important property rights case that has been nearly forty years in the making. At issue in Murr v. Wisconsin is whether governments may treat two contiguous, commonly owned but legally distinct parcels of land as a single parcel for the purposes of regulatory takings liability."
Family delighted that property rights dispute gets U.S. Supreme Court hearing
“My dream is to fly out and listen to our attorneys argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, and I will pinch myself that it is really happening,” said Donna Murr. “Nobody granted review through our state courts, but now, by the luck of God, the U.S. Supreme Court is going to review it."
Family's fight over vacation land goes to U.S. Supreme Court
“This litigation asks whether government can get away with telling property owners, in essence, 'The more land you own, the less we'll allow you to use,'" Groen said.
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