Murr v. Wisconsin: The Supreme Court's Latest "Take" on Takings

APA Planning & Law Division


Monday, August 14, 2017
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT

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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.

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Individual rate (one person/registration fee per computer): $20 PLD member; $45 non-member

Group rate (one registration fee allows any number of people to watch from one computer): $140

We hope you enjoy the program. Thank you for your support of the APA Planning and Law Division!

Online registration will close on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

For registration questions e-mail or call (312) 334-1250.


Alan Weinstein

Confirmed Speaker

Alan Weinstein is Professor of Law & Urban Studies at Cleveland State University. He is a nationally-recognized expert on planning law and has extensive experience with free speech and freedom of religion in the plaqnniung law context. He also has studied the division of regulatory authority between states and their local ... Read More

Nancy Stroud, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

Ms. Stroud is practices law at Nancy E. Stroud, P.A. She has lived and worked in South Florida for more than thirty years as a lawyer representing local governments, and focuses on planning and growth management law. Ms. Stroud regularly advises planning and zoning boards, and municipal elected boards ... Read More

John Echeverria

Confirmed Speaker

John Echeverria is a Professor of Law at Vermont Law School where he teaches Property, Public Law and a wide range of environmental and natural resource law courses. Prior to joining the Vermont Law School faculty in 2009, he served for 12 years as Executive Director of the Georgetown Environmental ... Read More

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