Analysis

High Court May Clarify Decades-Old Procedural Takings Issue

By Andrew McIntyre (March 13, 2018, 2:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case concerning a Pennsylvania property owner's struggle to get state and federal courts to hear her claim that the government has unconstitutionally taken value from her land, and lawyers say the decision is likely to clarify a murky procedural area that for decades has resulted in delays and additional costs for real estate projects across the country.

The high court in Rose Mary Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania et al. will decide whether plaintiff and property owner Rose Mary Knick can go directly to federal court with a taking claim. Knick...

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