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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 DecidedJune 21, 2019

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 Prediction Summary

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Total Prediction Count1335
Votes for Justice Affirm733
Votes to Justice Reverse602
% Justice (A)ffirm/(R)everse
54 (A)
Votes for Outcome Affirm106
Votes for Outcome Reverse48
% Outcome (A)ffirm/(R)everse
68 (A)
Predicted Outcome
Affirm

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