Posts Categorized: Supreme Court Ruling

SUPREME COURT TO PROPERTY OWNERS: THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU BUY THAT PROPERTY NEXT DOOR!

Property Rights Attorneys on Murr

An Assessment by Property Rights Attorneys The Supreme Court has had a hard time deciding exactly when land-use regulations become so extreme as to amount to an unconstitutional “taking” of private property. But the uncertainty reached new heights last term, with the Court’s decision in Murr v. State of Wisconsin. In that case, the Court… Read more »

Does Justice Thomas Still Believe In Private Property Rights?

  There are few constitutional rights more established than the right to own private property. Historically, there have been few Supreme Court justices that property law attorneys can rely on to consistently protect that right more than Justice Clarence Thomas. Yet, in the past six months Justice Thomas has released two opinions that should make… Read more »

Supreme Court Rules on Same Sex Marriage – Appellate Lawyers’ Analysis

            In a landmark decision Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Constitution allowed same sex couples the right to legally marry, regardless of where they resided in the United States. The Court was closely divided in its 5-4 ruling, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the opinion… Read more »