“It’s Alive!” In Rose Mary Knick’s family graveyard the U.S. Supreme Court breathes new life into the once popular 42 USC §1983 claim for regulatory takings violations by local governments.

“[N]or shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” The Fifth Amendment’s prohibition, of course, applies against the States [and local governments] through the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Williamson County Regional Planning Comm’n v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City, 473 U.S. 172, 176 n.1 (1985)

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