Monday, July 22, 2019

ABA Webinar: Knick Picking Regulatory Takings: Did the Court Right a Wrong, or Wrong a Right?

Knick Picking Regulatory Takings: Did the Court Right a Wrong, or Wrong a Right?

Friday, July 26 | 2 – 2:30pm ET

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Join us for a half hour on the 5-4 SCOTUS decision in Knick v. Township of Scott (June 21, 2019). Knick overruled the 34-year-old precedent in Williamson County requiring that federal takings claimants seek compensation in state court before being allowed to proceed in federal court.

Presenters Dwight Merriam and Robert Thomas will discuss reaction to the decision — which has been as divided as the Court. Was this the conservative justices having their way? Is it a right versus left issue? Did that baby, stare decisis, get thrown out with the old ripeness bathwater? Will the federal courts become a forum resembling a small town zoning board of appeals, buried in trivial cases to the detriment of more important issues on the docket?

In this fast-paced half-hour, we'll ripen the ripeness problem for you, poke about the entrails of the decision to conjure up its true meaning, offer up a doyens' debate on other pundits' prognostications, and preview the in-depth program which will be held at the upcoming ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco (Thursday, August 8, 2019).


  • Professor Sarah Adams-Schoen, University of Oregon School of Law


  • Dwight H. MerriamLand Use Attorney; Fellow & Past President, American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Robert H. ThomasDirector, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert; Joseph T. Waldo Visiting Chair in Property Rights Law, William & Mary Law School

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