Here's what we're reading this Monday:
- Preview of SCOTUS oral arguments in Murr v. Wisconsin. This is the "larger parcel" case which will be heard next Monday, March 20. The Cato Institute is having a session on it at its DC facility, "Rethinking Regulatory Takings." If you can't be there in-person, it will be live streamed. More here. We'll have our own preview later this week.
- Our colleagues at the Massachusetts Land Use Monitor comes this report ("Regulatory Taking, Anyone?") about a recent jury verdict which concluded that denial of a variance resulted in a loss of all beneficial use of property. And you know what that means, don't you?
- Professor Ilya Somin writes about the "Potential pitfalls of building Trump's Great Wall of eminent domain" in the Washington Post.
- Professor Gerald S. Dickinson adds his thoughts on the Wall: "The biggest problem for Trump's border wall isn't money. It's getting the land."
- Professor Gideon Kanner has also weighed in on the wall: "That Big Fence on the Mexican Border Means Lots of Eminent Domain Cases."
- And one more on the wall: an immigration lawyer adds his two cents on eminent domain law: "Eminent Domain Litigation Will Halt Border Wall Construction."
- "'Come and take it': Eminent domain dispute and heart of bullet train battles." The Dallas-to-Houston "bullet train" and the power to take.