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January 15, 2013

“This case involves the ability of federal, state, and local governments to ensure that developers pay for the very real costs that their development imposes on the community. It appeared at oral argument today that a majority of Justices were skeptical of the merits of the claim alleged. Justice Scalia repeatedly asked counsel for Mr. Koontz, ‘Where is the taking here?’ That’s the right question, and the correct answer is, ‘There is none.’”