Supreme Court: Landowners

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NPR's Nina Totenberg reports on the Supreme Court's ruling that the government doesn't have to pay landowners for the time during which officials are deciding whether to let them build on their land. The case comes from Lake Tahoe, which had imposed a building moratorium in an area of environmental concern. The constitution requires authorities to compensate someone on whose land building has been banned. But the justices ruled 6-3 that no compensation is necessary in a temporary ban.



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