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Friday the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a historic victory for property owners in the case of Knick v. Scott Township. In their 5-4 decision, the Justices overturned a 34-year-old Court precedent that had effectively blocked property owners from bringing their takings claims to federal court. The court’s ruling means citizens will now have a choice about whether to go to state or federal courts. Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer.