Thoughts on the Koontz Takings Clause Case

Ilya Somin at Volokh Conspiracy: Here are some early reflections on Koontz v. St. John’s River Water Management Districtthe important Takings Clause case the Supreme Court decided today. As discussed more fully here, the case involved a situation where Coy Koontz, a Florida property owner, was refused a permit to develop his land by a government agency, unless he agreed to, among other things, perform off-site repair and maintenance work on other properties he did not own, which were miles away from his land.