When Rent Control Becomes A Taking (Bis)

In March, Ilya had this interesting post on Harmon v. Kimmel, 11-496, a case the Supreme Court is now considering that presents the question whether New York’s system of rent regulation effects a taking of private property without compensation.

The Court as a whole considered the case for the first time at last Friday’s Conference.  (It was originally on for the December 9 Conference, but on December 5, at least one of the Justices asked the respondents — who had waived their right to file a brief in opposition — to file a response.)  The Court has relisted it for this Friday’s Conference, suggesting that at least some of the Justices are taking a close look at it.  The briefs in the case are available through the link above.