New Article: Ninth Circuit's Latest Foray Into Lucas And Penn Central Takings
by Robert Thomas, Inverse Condemnation, April 2, 2020
Here's an article, just published in the American Planning Association's monthly magazine, Planning (read the entire April issue here), summarizing the Ninth Circuit's latest foray into regulatory takings, Bridge Aina Lea, LLC v. State of Hawaii Land Use Comm'n, No. 18-15738 (9th Cir. Feb. 19, 2020).
In Legal Lessons - What Constitutes Loss? we write about the decision and the court's conclusion that losses short of 100% do not qualify for a per se Lucas taking, and are not enough to tip the scales for a Penn Central taking either. The opinion also adds to the growing confusion about whether the regulatory takings doctrine deals with use or value.
Our thanks to the APA for asking us to contribute, for making the editing process so easy, and for allowing reprinting of the piece here. Check it out.
LINK: Legal Lessons - What Constitutes a Loss? Planning Magazine (Apr. 2020)