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Docket Number 15-214
Term 2016
Full Name Joseph P. Murr v. Wisconsin
Short Name Joseph P. Murr v. Wisconsin
Petitioner Joseph P. Murr
Respondent Wisconsin
Date Argued (Reargued) March 20, 2017
Date Decided

Question Presented

In a regulatory taking case, does the "parcel as a whole" concept as described in Penn Central Transportation Company v. City of New York, 438 U.S. 104, 130-31 (1978), establish a rule that two legally distinct, but commonly owned contiguous parcels, must be combined for takings analysis purposes?

Case Events

No Date Description
60 2017-03-20 Argued. For petitioners: John M. Groen, Sacramento, Cal. For respondent Wisconsin: Misha Tseytlin, Solicitor General, Madison, Wisconsin. For respondent St. Croix County: Richard J. Lazarus, Cambridge, Mass. For United States, as amicus curiae, in support of respondents: Elizabeth B. Prelogar, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
59 2017-02-22 Record received from the St. Croix County Circuit Court, Wisconsin (1 box).
58 2017-02-21 Motion of Nevada, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
57 2017-02-09 CIRCULATED.
56 2017-02-03 Record requested from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, District III.
55 2017-02-03 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, March 20, 2017
54 2017-01-20 Motion of Nevada, et al. out of time for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument filed.
53 2016-10-03 Motion of the Solicitor General for enlargement of time for oral argument, for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. and the time is divided as follows: 35 minutes for petitioners, 15 minutes for respondent Wisconsin, 10 minutes for respondent St. Croix County, and 10 minutes for the Solicitor General.
52 2016-10-03 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent Wisconsin GRANTED.
51 2016-10-03 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent St. Croix County GRANTED.
50 2016-07-27 Reply of petitioners Joseph P. Murr, et al. filed.
49 2016-06-20 Application (15A1265) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file petitioners' reply brief on the merits until July 29, 2016.
48 2016-06-17 Motion of the Solicitor General for enlargement of time for oral argument, for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, and for divided argument filed.
47 2016-06-17 Brief amici curiae of The Wisconsin Counties Association, et al. filed.
46 2016-06-17 Brief amici curiae of Walter F. Mondale, et al.
45 2016-06-17 Brief amici curiae of California, et al. filed.
44 2016-06-17 Brief amicus curiae of National Trust for Historic Preservation filed.
43 2016-06-17 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
42 2016-06-17 Brief amici curiae of National Association of Counties, et al. filed.
41 2016-06-16 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent Wisconsin.
40 2016-06-16 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent St. Croix County.
39 2016-06-16 Brief amici curiae of American Planning Association, and Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association filed.
38 2016-06-16 Brief amici curiae of Carlisle Ford Runge, et al. filed.
37 2016-06-14 Application (15A1265) to extend the time to file a reply brief from July 11, 2016 to July 29, 2016, submitted to Justice Kagan.
36 2016-06-14 Brief amici curiae of Property Law Professors filed.
35 2016-06-10 Brief of respondent St. Croix County filed.
34 2016-06-10 Brief of respondent Wisconsin filed.
33 2016-04-18 Brief amici curiae of Nevada, et al. filed.
32 2016-04-18 Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Legal Foundation filed.
31 2016-04-18 Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, and Owners' Counsel of America filed.
30 2016-04-18 Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
29 2016-04-18 Brief amicus curiae of Reason Foundation filed.
28 2016-04-18 Brief amicus curiae of New England Legal Foundation filed.
27 2016-04-18 Brief amici curiae of National Association of Home Builders, et al. filed.
26 2016-04-18 Brief amici curiae of California Cattlemen's Association, et al. filed.
25 2016-04-18 Brief amici curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the Beacon Center filed.
24 2016-04-18 Brief amicus curiae of Wisconsin Realtors Association filed.
23 2016-04-15 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
22 2016-04-11 Brief of petitioners Joseph P. Murr, et al. filed.
21 2016-04-11 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
20 2016-04-06 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
19 2016-03-22 Consent to the filing of timely amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for respondent Wisconsin.
18 2016-03-21 Consent to the filing of timely amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for respondent St. Croix County.
17 2016-02-09 The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including June 10, 2016.
16 2016-02-09 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including April 11, 2016.
15 2016-01-15 Petition GRANTED.
14 2016-01-11 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
13 2015-12-28 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
12 2015-12-07 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 11, 2015.
11 2015-11-30 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
10 2015-11-04 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.
9 2015-10-29 Reply of petitioners Joseph P. Murr, et al. filed.
8 2015-10-16 Brief of respondent St. Croix County, Wisconsin in opposition filed.
7 2015-09-17 Brief amici curiae of California Cattlemen's Association, et al. filed.
6 2015-09-09 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 16, 2015, for all respondents.
5 2015-09-04 Waiver of right of respondent Wisconsin to respond filed.
4 2015-08-14 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 17, 2015)
3 2015-06-30 Application (15A6) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until August 14, 2015.
2 2015-06-26 Application (15A6) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 15, 2015 to August 14, 2015, submitted to Justice Kagan.
1 2014-07-27 Reply of petitioners Joseph P. Murr, et al. filed.

Case Counsels

Name Party Name Description Address Phone Type
David T. Dana II. Property Law Professors Amicus Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 375 East Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 d-dana@law.northwestern.edu (312) 503-0240 other
Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar United States Amicus Assistant to the Solicitor General Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530 (202) 514-2201 other
Felix Shafir Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America Amicus Horvitz & Levy LLP Business Arts Plaza 3601 West Olive Ave. 8th FL Burbank, CA 91505-4681 fshafir@horvitzlevy.com (818) 995-0800 other
Hope M. Babcock Walter F. Mondale, et al. Amicus Institute for Public Representation Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW Suite 312 Washington, DC 20001 babcock@law.georgetown.edu (202) 662-9535 other
Jeffrey A. Mandell The Wisconsin Counties Association, et al. Amicus Stafford Rosenbaum LLP 222 West Washington Ave. Suite 900 Madison, WI 53703 jmandell@staffordlaw (202)-879-7628 other
Jeffrey B. Wall United States Amicus Acting Solicitor General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530-0001 SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov (202) 514-2217 other
Jerry Stouck National Association of Home Builders, et al. Amicus Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2101 L Street, N.W., Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20037 stouckj@gtlaw.com (202) 331-3173 other
John C. Eastman Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence Amicus Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence c/o Chapman University School of Law One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 jeastman@chapman.edu (714) 628-2587 other
John D. Echeverria Carlisle Ford Runge, et al. Amicus Vermont Law School 164 Chelsea Street, P.O. Box 96 South Royalton, VT 05068 JEcheverria@vermontlaw.edu (802) 831-1386 other
John J. Park Jr. Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the Beacon Center Amicus Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP 1170 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2200 Atlanta, GA 30309 jjp@sbllaw.net (678) 347-2208 other
John Maurice Groen Joseph P. Murr, et al. Amicus Pacific Legal Foundation 930 G Street Sacramento, CA 95814 jmg@pacificlegal.org (916) 419-7111 petitioner
John Pagliaro New England Legal DFoundation Amicus New England Legal Foundation 150 Lincoln Street Boston, MA 02111 johnpagliaro@nelfonline.org (617)-695-3660 other
Joshua Aaron Klein California, et al. Amicus Deputy Solicitor General 455 Golden Gate Ave., Suite 11000 San Francisco, CA 94102-7004 joshua.klein@doj.ca.gov 415-703-2543 other
Kevin Murray Fong California Cattlemen's Association, et al. Amicus Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Four Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 kevin.fong@pillsburylaw.com (415) 983-1000 other
Lawrence VanDyke Nevada, et al. Amicus Solicitor General Office of the Attorney General 100 North Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 LVanDyke@ag.nv.gov (775) 684-1100 other
Michael H. Park Cato Institute, and Owners' Counsel of America Amicus Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC Three Columbus Circle, 15th Floor New York, NY 10019 park@consovoymccarthy.com (212) 247-8006 other
Misha Tseytlin Wisconsin Counsel of Record Solicitor General of Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Justice 17 W. Main Street Madison, WI 53707-7857 tseytlinm@doj.state.wi.us (608) 267-9323 respondent
Nancy E. Stroud American Planning Association, and Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association Amicus Lewis Stroud & Deutsch 1900 Glades Road, Suite 251 Boca Raton, FL 33431 nstroud@lsdlaw.net (561) 826-2800 other
Remzy D. Bitar St. Croix County, Wisconsin Amicus Arenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle & Larson, S.C. 720 N. East Avenue P.O. Box 1348 Waukesha, WA 53186 rbitar@ammr.net (262) 548-1340 respondent
Richard Lazarus St. Croix County Counsel of Record 1545 Massachusetts Ave. Areeda Hall 329 Cambridge, MA 02138 lazarus@law.harvard.edu (617) 495-8015 respondent
Ryan C. Morris National Trust for Historic Preservation Amicus Sidley Austin, LLP 1501 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 rmorris@sidley.com (202) 736-8000 other
Steven J. Eagle Reason Foundation Amicus 3301 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22182 seagle@gmu.edu (703) 993-8054 other
Steven J. Lechner Mountain States Legal Foundation Amicus Mountain States Legal Foundation 2596 South Lewis Way Lakewood, CO 80227 lechner@mountainstateslegal.com (303) 292-2021 other
Stuart Banner National Association of Counties, et al. Amicus UCLA School of Law Supreme Court Clinic 405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095 banner@law.ucla.edu (310) 206-8506 other
Thomas David Larson Wisconsin Realtors Association Amicus 4801 Forest Run Road Suite 201 Madison, WI 53704 tlarson@wra.org 6082412047 other
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