The Supreme Court’s Knick Decision: What It Did and Did Not Change


  • Learn about the recent Supreme Court decision
  • Understand how that decision may or may not affect the planning practice


In June, in the case of Knick v. Township of Scott, a divided Supreme Court overturned part of a longstanding precedent that generally required plaintiffs alleging unconstitutional takings to first try and fail to obtain compensation under state law before pursuing a federal takings claim. Property rights activists celebrated their one-vote win, but as a practical matter does the decision really change things for planners?  

This course is approved for 1.5 Law CM.
This course is approved for 1.50 Illinois MCLE general credit hours.

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Planning and Law Division

This course is in partnership with the APA Planning and Law Division.