US Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Property Owners Can Go Directly To Federal Court With Claims

In a 5-4 decision on Friday, June 21, the US Supreme Court overturned decades of precedent by ruling that “property owners can go directly to federal court with claims that state and local regulations effectively deprive landowners of the use of their property.” The REALTORS Land Institute stands behind this ruling, which gives more power to private property owners over their land. This decision will especially impact cities and properties on the coasts which tend to have strict regulations for development. Developers and private property owners often find themselves battling red tape with zoning rules and other state or local regulations which often effectively take their property for public benefit.

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