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Docket Number15-214
Term2016
Full NameJoseph P. Murr v. Wisconsin
Short NameJoseph P. Murr v. Wisconsin
PetitionerJoseph P. Murr
RespondentWisconsin
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

NoDateDescription
61 2017-04-14Record received from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, District III. The record is electronic.
60 2017-03-20Argued. 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 2017-02-22Record received from the St. Croix County Circuit Court, Wisconsin (1 box).
58 2017-02-21Motion of Nevada, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
57 2017-02-09CIRCULATED.
56 2017-02-03Record requested from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, District III.
55 2017-02-03SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, March 20, 2017
54 2017-01-20Motion of Nevada, et al. out of time for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument filed.
53 2016-10-03Motion 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 2016-10-03Motion for divided argument filed by respondent Wisconsin GRANTED.
51 2016-10-03Motion for divided argument filed by respondent St. Croix County GRANTED.
50 2016-07-27Reply of petitioners Joseph P. Murr, et al. filed.
49 2016-06-20Application (15A1265) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file petitioners' reply brief on the merits until July 29, 2016.
48 2016-06-17Motion 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 2016-06-17Brief amici curiae of The Wisconsin Counties Association, et al. filed.
46 2016-06-17Brief amici curiae of Walter F. Mondale, et al.
45 2016-06-17Brief amici curiae of California, et al. filed.
44 2016-06-17Brief amicus curiae of National Trust for Historic Preservation filed.
43 2016-06-17Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
42 2016-06-17Brief amici curiae of National Association of Counties, et al. filed.
41 2016-06-16Motion for divided argument filed by respondent Wisconsin.
40 2016-06-16Motion for divided argument filed by respondent St. Croix County.
39 2016-06-16Brief amici curiae of American Planning Association, and Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association filed.
38 2016-06-16Brief amici curiae of Carlisle Ford Runge, et al. filed.
37 2016-06-14Application (15A1265) to extend the time to file a reply brief from July 11, 2016 to July 29, 2016, submitted to Justice Kagan.
36 2016-06-14Brief amici curiae of Property Law Professors filed.
35 2016-06-10Brief of respondent St. Croix County filed.
34 2016-06-10Brief of respondent Wisconsin filed.
33 2016-04-18Brief amici curiae of Nevada, et al. filed.
32 2016-04-18Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Legal Foundation filed.
31 2016-04-18Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, and Owners' Counsel of America filed.
30 2016-04-18Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
29 2016-04-18Brief amicus curiae of Reason Foundation filed.
28 2016-04-18Brief amicus curiae of New England Legal Foundation filed.
27 2016-04-18Brief amici curiae of National Association of Home Builders, et al. filed.
26 2016-04-18Brief amici curiae of California Cattlemen's Association, et al. filed.
25 2016-04-18Brief amici curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the Beacon Center filed.
24 2016-04-18Brief amicus curiae of Wisconsin Realtors Association filed.
23 2016-04-15Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
22 2016-04-11Brief of petitioners Joseph P. Murr, et al. filed.
21 2016-04-11Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
20 2016-04-06Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
19 2016-03-22Consent to the filing of timely amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for respondent Wisconsin.
18 2016-03-21Consent 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 2016-02-09The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including June 10, 2016.
16 2016-02-09The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including April 11, 2016.
15 2016-01-15Petition GRANTED.
14 2016-01-11DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
13 2015-12-28DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
12 2015-12-07DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 11, 2015.
11 2015-11-30DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
10 2015-11-04DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.
9 2015-10-29Reply of petitioners Joseph P. Murr, et al. filed.
8 2015-10-16Brief of respondent St. Croix County, Wisconsin in opposition filed.
7 2015-09-17Brief amici curiae of California Cattlemen's Association, et al. filed.
6 2015-09-09Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 16, 2015, for all respondents.
5 2015-09-04Waiver of right of respondent Wisconsin to respond filed.
4 2015-08-14Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 17, 2015)
3 2015-06-30Application (15A6) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until August 14, 2015.
2 2015-06-26Application (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 2014-07-27Reply of petitioners Joseph P. Murr, et al. filed.

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
David T. Dana II.Property Law ProfessorsAmicusNorthwestern Pritzker School of Law 375 East Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 d-dana@law.northwestern.edu(312) 503-0240other
Elizabeth Barchas PrelogarUnited StatesAmicusAssistant to the Solicitor General Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530(202) 514-2201other
Felix ShafirChamber of Commerce of the United States of AmericaAmicusHorvitz & Levy LLP Business Arts Plaza 3601 West Olive Ave.- 8th Floor 8th FL Burbank, CA 91505-4681 fshafir@horvitzlevy.com(818) 995-0800other
Hope M. BabcockWalter F. Mondale, et al.AmicusInstitute for Public Representation Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW Suite 312 Washington, DC 20001 babcock@law.georgetown.edu(202) 662-9535other
Jeffrey A. MandellThe Wisconsin Counties Association, et al.AmicusStafford Rosenbaum LLP 222 West Washington Ave. Suite 900 Madison, WI 53703 jmandell@staffordlaw(202)-879-7628other
Jeffrey B. WallUnited StatesAmicusActing Solicitor General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530-0001 SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov(202) 514-2217other
Jerry StouckNational Association of Home Builders, et al.AmicusGreenberg Traurig, LLP 2101 L Street, N.W., Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20037 stouckj@gtlaw.com(202) 331-3173other
John C. EastmanCenter for Constitutional JurisprudenceAmicusCenter for Constitutional Jurisprudence c/o Chapman University School of Law One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 jeastman@chapman.edu(714) 628-2666other
John D. EcheverriaCarlisle Ford Runge, et al.AmicusVermont Law School 164 Chelsea Street, P.O. Box 96 South Royalton, VT 05068 JEcheverria@vermontlaw.edu(802) 831-1386other
John J. Park Jr.Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the Beacon CenterAmicusStrickland Brockington Lewis LLP 1170 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2200 Atlanta, GA 30309 jjp@sbllaw.net(678) 347-2208other
John Maurice GroenJoseph P. Murr, et al.AmicusPacific Legal Foundation 930 G Street Sacramento, CA 95814 jmg@pacificlegal.org(916) 419-7111petitioner
John PagliaroNew England Legal DFoundationAmicusNew England Legal Foundation 150 Lincoln Street Boston, MA 02111 johnpagliaro@nelfonline.org(617)-695-3660other
Joshua A. KleinCalifornia, et al.AmicusDeputy Solicitor General CA Department of Justice 455 Golden Gate Ave., Suite 11000 San Francisco, CA 94102-7004 joshua.klein@doj.ca.gov415-703-2543other
Kevin Murray FongCalifornia Cattlemen's Association, et al.AmicusPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Four Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 kevin.fong@pillsburylaw.com(415) 983-1000other
Lawrence VanDykeNevada, et al.AmicusSolicitor General Office of the Attorney General 100 North Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 LVanDyke@ag.nv.gov(775) 684-1100other
Michael H. ParkCato Institute, and Owners' Counsel of AmericaAmicusConsovoy McCarthy Park PLLC Three Columbus Circle, 15th Floor New York, NY 10019 park@consovoymccarthy.com(212) 247-8006other
Misha TseytlinWisconsinCounsel of RecordSolicitor General of Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Justice 17 W. Main Street Madison, WI 53707-7857 tseytlinm@doj.state.wi.us(608) 267-9323respondent
Nancy E. StroudAmerican Planning Association, and Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning AssociationAmicusLewis Stroud & Deutsch 1900 Glades Road, Suite 251 Boca Raton, FL 33431 nstroud@lsdlaw.net(561) 826-2800other
Remzy D. BitarSt. Croix County, WisconsinAmicusArenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle & Larson, S.C. 720 N. East Avenue P.O. Box 1348 Waukesha, WA 53186 rbitar@ammr.net(262) 548-1340respondent
Richard LazarusSt. Croix CountyCounsel of Record1545 Massachusetts Ave. Areeda Hall 329 Cambridge, MA 02138 lazarus@law.harvard.edu(617) 495-8015respondent
Ryan C. MorrisNational Trust for Historic PreservationAmicusSidley Austin, LLP 1501 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 rmorris@sidley.com(202) 736-8000other
Steven J. EagleReason FoundationAmicus3301 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22182 seagle@gmu.edu(703) 993-8054other
Steven J. LechnerMountain States Legal FoundationAmicusMountain States Legal Foundation 2596 South Lewis Way Lakewood, CO 80227 lechner@mountainstateslegal.com(303) 292-2021other
Stuart BannerNational Association of Counties, et al.AmicusUCLA School of Law Supreme Court Clinic 405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095 banner@law.ucla.edu(310) 206-8506other
Thomas David LarsonWisconsin Realtors AssociationAmicus4801 Forest Run Road Suite 201 Madison, WI 53704 tlarson@wra.org6082412047other
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