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Tag Archives: Takings Clause

Justices decline challenge to Md. county’s development-impact fees

The issue before the high court confronts the justices with a question they have yet to answer directly: Whether partisan gerrymandering can violate the First Amendment rights of minority voters in a congressional district. (File Photo)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an Anne Arundel County property owner’s argument the county’s statutory assessment of development-impact fees on people who build homes on their land is a taking of property for which the Constitution requires they be justly compensated.

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Owner challenging Anne Arundel Co. fee makes final plea to Supreme Court

In this Oct. 10, 2017 photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset.  The Supreme Court is being asked to take a case about whether eye drops are too big. Don’t roll your eyes. Major players in American’s medicine cabinets are now asking the high court to take the case. On the other side are patients using the companies’ drops to treat glaucoma and other conditions. They say wasted medication affects their wallets. They argue they should be able to sue. Drug companies, however, say the patients’ argument is based on speculation and a bottle that doesn’t exist.    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In a final plea that the U.S. Supreme Court hear his appeal, an Anne Arundel County property owner argued the county’s statutory assessment of development-impact fees on people who build homes on their land is a taking of property for which the Constitution requires they be justly compensated.

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South Kent Island developer urges Supreme Court to revive takings claim

FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A South Kent Island developer has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his claim that Queen Anne’s County must provide compensation for essentially compelling him by ordinance to combine his separate land parcels, substantially reducing the property’s marketability. Kevin ...

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