Justice Kennedy gives no hint of retirment

In dissent, Gorsuch faulted the majority for failing to apply the law as written.

"Put simply, today's decision knocks the definition of "private property" loose from its foundation on stable state law rules", Roberts wrote.

"It is our hope that property owners across the country will learn from our experience and not take their property rights for granted", Murr said. The government also noted that the original owners were aware of the development restrictions when they sold the lots to their children. The regulations barred building on any lot smaller than one acre of land.

The dispute began in 2004 when the four Murr siblings, who own two adjacent parcels of land on the St. Croix River in Troy, Wisconsin, wanted to sell an empty lot purchased by their late parents decades ago as a family investment, hoping to fund repairs to their family cabin on the adjacent parcel.

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Those regulations effectively gutted the value of the Murrs' property. A Wisconsin appeals court sided with the county, saying zoning rules did not take away the property's value because the Murrs could still use both lots as a vacation property or sell them as a whole.

It's not the first time the issue of gerrymandering has come before the Supreme Court.

To resolve the case, Kennedy relied on a multi-factor test that includes state and local laws, the reasonable expectations of the landowners, the physical characteristics of the property, and the effect of the regulation on the land's value. "[The Murrs] have not suffered a taking.as they have not been deprived of all economically beneficial use of their property".

When newly-minted Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch joined originalist stalwart Clarence Thomas in a 7-2 dissent that reads like something the founders would have written, any conservatives who might have been anxious about Gorsuch somehow being another David Souter should probably stop worrying.

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The ruling could have implications that go well beyond the 2.5 acres of land in Wisconsin.

The case had been closely watched by both property rights advocates and governments. The foundation took the Murrs' case for free to seek legal clarity in such "parcel as a whole" takings claims. Under the regulations, the lots were merged into one. Though states like Nevada and Arizona did not have a direct interest in the Murrs' ability to sell their vacant land, they saw the case as having important implications for conflicts over federal lands.

Writing Friday at The Washington Post about the ruling, Somin said it is "likely to create confusion and uncertainty going forward".

Holmes made that statement in the very opinion that first established the concept of a regulatory taking. The court said that the error did not appear to affect the outcome of the case, even though it violated the U.S. Constitution's Sixth Amendment right to a public trial.

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Roberts, in his dissenting opinion, stressed that the court's ruling in Murr could allow for "ad hoc, case-specific consideration" of takings claims, thus undermining constitutional protections that should be consistent and predictable for property owners. Gill v. Whitford, the challenge of Wisconsin's state legislative map that largely favors Republicans, however, may present the most compelling case yet to the unconstitutionality of partisan gerrymandering.

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