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A fairly short one from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, but well worth your time to read.
Mata v. N.C. Dep’t of Transportation, No. COA23-1140-1 (July 16, 2024) is the latest in the “Map Act” takings cases that we have long covered. There, N.C. legislature adopted a statute that identified future highway corridors

Check out this decision, entered by a Rhode Island Superior Court (a general jurisdiction trial court) denying the State’s motion for summary judgment. The court concluded that a recently-adopted statute shifting the boundary between public and private property on RI’s beaches is a taking.
We won’t be commenting in too much detail because this


Check this out: our Pacific Legal Foundation colleagues (Brian Hodges and Deborah La Fetra we on our Sheetz SCOTUS team), have posted a new scholarly piece on SSRN, “Sheetz v. County of El Dorado: Legislatures Must Comply with the Takings Clause.”
Here’s the Abstract:

For more than 30 years, the Supreme Court


Join us next week with ALI-CLE for “Property Rights and Regulatory Takings at the Supreme Court.” We’ve assembled legal experts including counsel in the Sheetz and DeVillier Supreme Court cases, and a dirt law legal scholar to discuss these important decisions and answer your questions (including “what’s next?”):

The 2023-24 Supreme Court term


The famous corner of India and Milk, Boston
(at least for takings nerds)
Today, along with our friend and colleague Hawaii eminent domain lawyer Mark M. Murakami, we filed this Application for a Writ of Certiorari* in a condemnation case that has been pending for more than a decade (including more than five