10:57, June 23 349 0 abajournal.com

2017-06-23 10:57:03
Supreme Court rules against property owners in takings case

The siblings owned two adjacent lots; their cabin was on one of the lots. They had argued a taking occurred because of a regulation that barred them from selling the lots separately.

Chief Justice John. G. Roberts Jr. dissented in an opinion joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Anthony Alito Jr.

Roberts said he was not troubled by the majority’s “bottom-line conclusion” that the property owners were not entitled to compensation. But he disagreed with the majority’s test for defining private property.

The case is Murr v. Wisconsin.