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Jarreau v. South Lafourche Levee District

Petition for certiorari denied on October 30, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-163 La. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether the government must pay compensation under the just compensation clause of the Fifth Amendment when the condemnation of real property inevitably destroys the value of a business as a going concern—as the high courts of Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania have held—or whether property owners are entitled to such compensation only if the government directly takes the business itself—as the court below held, joining the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the highest courts of the District of Columbia, Montana, and Wisconsin.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 19 2017Application (16A1146) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 29, 2017 to July 31, 2017, submitted to Justice Thomas.
May 25 2017Application (16A1146) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until July 31, 2017.
Jul 31 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 1, 2017)
Aug 10 2017Waiver of right of respondent South Lafourche Levee District to respond filed.
Aug 16 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.
Aug 22 2017Response Requested. (Due September 21, 2017)
Aug 29 2017Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Sep 21 2017Brief amici curiae of National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, et al. filed.
Sep 21 2017Brief of respondent South Lafourche Levee District in opposition filed.
Sep 21 2017Brief amicus curiae of Don Howard Williams, Jr. filed.
Oct 05 2017Reply of petitioners Chad Jarreau, et al. filed.
Oct 11 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.
Oct 30 2017Petition DENIED.
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