What Is the Stabilization Doctrine in a Takings Case?

What Is the Stabilization Doctrine in a Takings Case?

We usually think of taking cases as arising from a single governmental action that occurs and immediately starts the statute of limitations running, such as cases involving a physical occupation of land, denial of the ability to make use of one’s property, or seizure...
Supreme Court Takes on Two Takings Cases

Supreme Court Takes on Two Takings Cases

The Supreme Court of the United States will hear two takings cases this term: Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, California, No. 22-1074, a takings case involving a California county’s “Traffic Relief” road improvement program financed, under county-enacted legislation,...
A Word on Books and the Just Compensation Clause

A Word on Books and the Just Compensation Clause

During late August when many of us were sitting by pools or on the beach reading a summer thriller, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its own version of a thrilling interpretation of the Just Compensation Clause. The...
If the Government Takes Your Money, Is That a Taking?

If the Government Takes Your Money, Is That a Taking?

The short answer to this question is maybe yes, maybe no. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently held that the answer was no for the Electrical Welfare Trust Fund of Washington, D.C. and the Stone & Marble Masons of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Health and...