Justices' Eminent Domain Ruling Clarifies State Law's Reach

Law360, Minneapolis (June 23, 2017, 8:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday affirming a Wisconsin court ruling that said two adjacent properties at the center of an eminent domain dispute can be considered one unit for the purposes of calculating loss provides clarity to dozens of states that have laws pertaining to the issue, attorneys say.

In Murr v. Wisconsin, the high court Friday sided 5-3 in favor of Wisconsin, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the majority opinion and Justice Neil Gorsuch not participating.

The case dealt with the question of whether the Murr family had experienced total loss of a piece of land adjacent to their waterfront...

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