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SCOTUS Will Decide When Government Can Stop You From Selling Land

Monday, March 20, 2017 21:17
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Because, hey, it’s not really yours anyway right? You just get
to finance it and pay taxes on it.

(From The Daily Caller)

The Murr family owns two pieces of property on the St. Croix
River in Wisconsin. They attempted to sell one of their waterfront
lots (called “Lot E”) to finance improvements to a cabin they own
on the second plot (called “Lot F”). The value of Lot E had been
assessed at $400,000. Environmental officials blocked the sale for
violating conservation rules. A county board further declared that
state law required the two lots be merged into a single piece of
property that could not be broken up and sold in smaller

If effect, the Murr family argues, the government-mandated
merger of their properties stripped them of nearly half a million
dollars, as they are now unable sell Lot E. They argue this
constitutes a violation of the Constitution’s href=
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, which prohibits the government
from seizing private property for public use without “just

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