Supreme Court Renders Third Ruling in its Property Rights Trilogy: Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District

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The Supreme Court of the United States today in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Alito reversed the Florida Supreme Court in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, holding that the Government cannot condition the issuance of a land-use permit on the owner’s giving up a portion of his property unless there is a “nexus” and “rough proportionality” between the Government’s demand and the proposed land use.

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