Murr vs. Wisconsin
Murr vs. Wisconsin, a lawsuit challenging St. Croix County zoning ordinances, has made its way to the Supreme Court of the United States. The property owners allege that the zoning ordinances effect a regulatory taking of their property.
Stafford Rosenbaum is honored to represent the Wisconsin Counties Association, the Wisconsin Towns Association, and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities as amici curiae (friends of the court) in this case. Taken together, these organizations represent every level of local government in Wisconsin.
The municipal organizations' brief does not argue the case's merits. Instead, it urges the Court not to render a constitutional ruling because the case likely can be resolved under settled principles of state procedural law.
Stafford Rosenbaum Attorney Featured as Subject Matter Expert
Stafford Rosenbaum attorney Jeff Mandell was also recently featured on a panel of local experts at the "Understanding Regulatory Takings: Murr vs. Wisconsin and Beyond" event put on by The Institute for Legal Studies at UW Law School. In this panel discussion, lawyers who have worked on the case will discuss the case, the oral argument, and the future of regulatory takings law. Other experts included:
Misha Tseytlin, Solicitor General of Wisconsin
Jeff Mandell, Attorney, Stafford Rosenbaum
John Kassner, Attorney, Von Briesen & Roper
Moderated by: Professor Miriam Seifter, UW Law School
Jeff Mandell also presented about the case shortly before it was decided, at the League’s Municipal Attorneys Institute on June 15. He will also be presenting about the case and its implications at the Wisconsin Bar’s 29th Annual Environmental Law Update on September 13.
A Decision Has Been Made!
Check out the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on this case and the main takeaways you should glean from the case in Jeff Mandell's most recent blog post here:
Check out our video series on this case presented by Jeff Mandell, Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Group.
State of the Current Law for Takings Cases:
Summary of Oral Arguments Presented March 20, 2017:
Want to know more? Stafford Rosenbaum's blog has explained the Murr case, summarized the parties' arguments, and detailed the the WCA, the WTA, and the League's amicus brief. We've also analyzed the oral argument held March 20 and the questions the Court asked.
Stay tuned to Stafford's blog for continuing coverage of the Murr case, as well as other developments in Wisconsin law. And let us know if you'd like to discuss how Stafford Rosenbaum can address your municipal law, appellate law, or other needs.
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