Good news, takings fans. The U.S. Supreme Court today granted cert, and will review Murr v. Wisconsin, the case in which the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that two separate parcels owned by the same family must be treated as a single unit for purposes of determining whether there has been a taking.
The Court agreed to review this Question Presented:
In a regulatory taking case, does the "parcel as a whole" concept as described in Penn Central Transportation Company v. City of New York, 438 U.S. 104, 130-31 (1978), establish a rule that two legally distinct, but commonly owned contiguous parcels, must be combined for takings analysis purposes?
More to come, naturally.