Here's some of the stories and commentary we've been reading about the Supreme Court's decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, No. 11-1147 (June 25, 2013:
- Supreme Court Rules for Property Owner in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District - lawprof Richard Frank, Legal Planet.
- Supreme Court's Koontz Decision May Help Landowners Fighting Mitigation Payments - from the Massachusettls Land Use Monitor.
- Does Koontz also blow holes in Williamson County? - J. David Breemer, PLF Liberty Blog.
- Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: Of Issues Resolved - and Shoved under the Table - lawprof Richard Epstein, Point of Law.
- Supreme Court ruling bolsters private property rights - from the LA Times.
- Opinion recap: Broadening property owners' right to sue - from SCOTUSblog.
- Koontz Decision: No Big Deal or Blow to Sustainable Develoment? - Jonathan Nettler, Planetizen.
- Late to the Game: Koontz and whether you can have a takings claim without an actual takings - lawprof Jessie Owley, Land Use Prof Blog.
- CAC Reacts to Supreme Court Decision in Koontz Takings Case - Constitutional Accountabllity Center.
- Land Owners Complete a Clean Sweep at the U.S. Supreme Court - Brad Kuhn, California Eminent Domain Report.
- A Few More Thoughts About Koontz - lawprof Eduardo Penalver, PrawfsBlawg.
- Koontz' Unintelligible Takings rule: Can Remedial Equivocation save the Court from a Doctrinal Quagmire? - lawprof Rick Hills, PrawfsBlawg.
- Koontz and Exactions: Don't Worry, Be Happy - lawprof Jonathan Zasloff, Legal Planet.
- No Permit for You! - How Denying a Permit Could be a Taking - Jesse Souki, Hawaii Land Use Law and Policy.
For more, be sure to tune into our ABA webinar on Koontz and Horne, "Supreme Court Takings: A First Look at Koontz and Horne." (July 12, 2013).
Make plans and join us for a discussion of these cases by our panel of expert scholars (Professors David Callies [Hawaii] and Michael McConnell [Stanford, also arguing counsel in Horne]), and practitioners (my State and Local Government Law Section colleagues Andy Gowder and Michael Kamprath). I will be moderating and asking questions of our panelists as we talk raisins, exactions, jurisdiction, and all of the other things these two cases mean.
If the above commentary is any indication of the interest these cases have generated, we'll have a very good discussion.