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Docket Number17-647
Term2018
Full NameRose Mary Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania
Short NameKnick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania
PetitionerRose Mary Knick
RespondentTownship of Scott, Pennsylvania
Date Argued (Reargued)Jan. 16, 2019
Date Decided

Question Presented

Whether the Court should reconsider the portion of Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank, 473 U.S. 172, 194-96 (1985), requiring property owners to exhaust state court remedies to ripen federal takings claims, as suggested by Justices of this Court? See Arrigoni Enterprises, LLC V. Town of Durham, 136 S. Ct. 1409 (2016) (Thomas, J., joined by Kennedy, J., dissenting from denial of certiorari); San Remo Hotel, L.P. v. City and County of San Francisco, 545 U.S. 323, 348 (2005) (Rehnquist, C.J., joined by O'Connor, Kennedy, and Thomas, JJ., concurring in judgment). Alternately, whether Williamson County's ripeness doctrine bars review of takings claims asserting that a law causes an unconstitutional taking on its face as the Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and now Third Circuits hold, or whether facial claims are exempt from Williamson County, as the First, Fourth, and Seventh Circuits hold? GRANTED LIMITED TO QUESTION 1 PRESENTED BY THE PETITION.

Case Events

NoDateDescription
54 2018-08-24Reply of petitioner Rose Mary Knick filed. (Distributed)
53 2018-08-20Record received from both the U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit, and from the U.S.D.C. Middle District of Pennsylvania (Scranton) is electronic.
52 2018-08-07Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit.
51 2018-08-06Brief amici curiae of States of California, et al. filed. (Distributed)
50 2018-08-06Brief amici curiae of National Governors Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
49 2018-08-06Brief amici curiae of Takings and Federal Courts Scholars filed. (Distributed)
48 2018-08-03CIRCULATED
47 2018-08-02Brief amicus curiae of Cemetery Law Scholars filed. (Distributed)
46 2018-07-31Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
45 2018-07-30Brief of respondent Township of Scott, Pennsylvania filed.
44 2018-07-09SET FOR ARGUMENT On Wednesday, October 3, 2018
43 2018-06-05Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
42 2018-06-05Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.
41 2018-06-05Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.
40 2018-06-05Brief amici curiae of San Remo Hotel, L.P., et al. filed.
39 2018-06-05Brief amicus curiae of New England Legal Foundation filed.
38 2018-06-05Brief amici curiae of Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights Legal Fund and Inversecondemnation.com filed.
37 2018-06-05Brief amici curiae of The States of Texas and Oklahoma filed.
36 2018-06-05Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Home Builders filed.
35 2018-06-05Brief amici curiae of Congressmen King, et al. filed.
34 2018-06-05Brief amici curiae of AARP and AARP Foundation filed.
33 2018-06-04Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.
32 2018-06-04Brief amicus curiae of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation filed.
31 2018-06-04Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
30 2018-06-04Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed.
29 2018-06-01Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al filed.
28 2018-06-01Brief amici curiae of American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen's Beef Association and CATL Fund filed.
27 2018-05-31Brief amicus curiae of American Planning Association in support of neither party filed.
26 2018-05-29Joint appendix filed (6/4/18 reprint received). (Statement of costs filed.)
25 2018-05-29Joint appendix filed (to be reprinted).
24 2018-05-29Brief of petitioner Rose Mary Knick filed.
23 2018-05-21Joint motion for a further extension of time granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is further extended to and including May 29, 2018. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is further extended to and including July 30, 2018.
22 2018-05-17Joint motion for a further extension of time filed.
21 2018-05-11Brief amicus curiae of Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association filed.
20 2018-05-02Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Township of Scott, Pennsylvania
19 2018-04-30Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Rose Mary Knick
18 2018-03-09Joint Motion to extend the time to file the opening briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 21, 2018. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 20, 2018.
17 2018-03-08Joint Motion for an extension of time filed.
16 2018-03-05Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
15 2018-02-26DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.
14 2018-02-20DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/23/2018.
13 2018-01-17DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
12 2018-01-12Reply of petitioner Rose Mary Knick filed. (Distributed)
11 2018-01-03Brief of respondent Township of Scott, Pennsylvania in opposition filed.
10 2017-12-04Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.
9 2017-12-04Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.
8 2017-12-04Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Home Builders filed.
7 2017-12-04Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 3, 2018
6 2017-11-29Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 4, 2017 to January 3, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
5 2017-11-29Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Township of Scott, PA.
4 2017-11-13Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Rose Mary Knick.
3 2017-10-31Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 4, 2017)
2 2017-09-11Application (17A272) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until November 1, 2017.
1 2017-09-07Application (17A272) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 4, 2017 to November 1, 2017, submitted to Justice Alito.

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Anthony Thomas CasoCenter for Constitutional JurisprudenceCounsel of RecordCenter for Constitutional JurisprudenceOne University DriveOrange, CA 92866caso@chapman.edu877-855-3330other
Bruce Leroy IngramOhio Farm Bureau FederationCounsel of RecordVorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP52 E. Gay StreetColumbus, OH 43215blingram@vorys.com614-464-6480other
Devala Anant JanardanNational Association of Home BuildersCounsel of RecoNational Association of Home Builders1201 15th Street NWWashington, DC 20005djanardan@nahb.org202-266-8200other
Ilya ShapiroCato Institute, et al.Counsel of RecordCato Institute1000 Massachusetts Ave., NWWashington, DC 20001ishapiro@cato.org2028420200other
James L. HirsenJustice and Freedom FundCounsel of Record505 S. Villa Real DriveSuite 208Anaheim Hills, CA 92807james@jameshirsen.com714-283-8880other
J. David BreemerRose Mary KnickCounsel of RecoPacific Legal Foundation 930 G StreetSacramento, CA 95814jbreemer@pacificlegal.org(916) 419-7111petitioner
John Michael BakerAmerican Planning AssociationCounsel of RecordGreene Espel, PLLP222 South Ninth StreetSuite 2200Minneapolis, MN 55402jbaker@greeneespel.com6123738344other
John PagliaroNew England Legal FoundationCounsel of RecordThe New England Legal Foundation150 Lincoln StreetBoston, MA 02111johnpagliaro@nelfonline.org617-695-3660other
Julie NepveuAARP and AARP FoundationCounsel of RecordAARP Foundation Litigation601 E. Street, NWWashington, DC 20049jnepveu@aarp.org(202)-434-2075other
Kathryn E. KovacsTakings and Federal Courts ScholarsCounsel of RecordRutgers Law School217 N. 5th St.Camden, NJ 08102kathryn.kovacs@rutgers.edu8562256771other
Lori Halstead WindhamThe Becket Fund for Religious LibertyCounsel of RecThe Becket Fund for Religious Liberty1200 New Hampshire Ave, NWSuite 700Washington, DC 20036lwindham@becketlaw.org202-349-7202other
Mark Joseph KozlowskiTownship of Scott, et al.AmicusMarshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin50 Glenmaura National Blvd.Moosic, PA 18507mjkozlowski@mdwcg.com570-496-4664respondent
Matthew D. ZinnNational Governors Association, et al.Counsel of RecordShute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP396 Hayes St.San Francisco, CA 94102zinn@smwlaw.com415-552-7272other
Michael M. BergerInstitute for JusticeCounsel of RecordManatt, Phelps & Phillips11355 West Olympic Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90064mmberger@manatt.com(310) 312-4185other
Nicole Ursula RinkeStates of California, et al.Counsel of RecordCalifornia Office of the Attorney General1300 I Street, PO Box 944255Sacramento, CA 94244-2550Nicole.Rinke@doj.ca.gov(916) 210-7797other
Noel J. FranciscoUnited StatesCounsel of RecordSolicitor GeneralUnited States Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530-0001SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov202-514-2217other
Paul F. UtrechtSan Remo Hotel, L.P., et al.Counsel of RecordUtrecht & Lenvin, LLP109 Stevenson StreetFifth FloorSan Francisco, CA 94105putrecht@ullawfirm.com4153570600other
Richard A. SampWashington Legal Foundation, et al.Counsel of RecoWashington Legal Foundation2009 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.Washington, DC 20036-0000rsamp@wlf.org202-588-0302other
Robert H. ThomasCitizens' Alliance for Property Rights Legal Fund; Inversecondemnation.comCounsel of RecordDamon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert1003 Bishop Street1600 Pauahi TowerHonolulu, HI 96813-0000rht@hawaiilawyer.com808-531-8031other
R. S. RadfordWestern Manufactured Housing Communities AssociationCounsel of RecThe Radford Center for Law, History & Economics909 W. 8th St.Davis, CA 95616rsradford@gmail.com530-312-4908other
Tanya D. MarshCemetery Law ScholarsCounsel of RecordWake Forest School of Law1834 Wake Forest Rd.Winston-Salem, NC 27109marshtd@wfu.edu336-758-6059other
Teresa Ficken SachsTownship of Scott, Pennsylvania, et al.Counsel of RecordMarshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin2000 Market StreetSuite 2300Philadelphia, PA 19103tfsachs@mdwcg.com215-575-2000respondent
Timothy Salo HollisterCongressmen Steven King, et al.Counsel of RecordShipman & Goodwin LLPOne American RowHartford, CT 06103-2819thollister@goodwin.com8602515601other
Timothy S. BishopAmerican Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen's Beef Association and CATL FundCounsel of RecordMayer Brown, LLP71 South Wacker DriveChicago, IL 60606tbishop@mayerbrown.com312-701-7829other
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