George Sheetz, Petitioner v. County of El Dorado, California

  1. April 12, 2024

    Justices Back Property Owner In Dispute Over Permit Fees

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that a $23,420 local traffic impact fee charged to a California property owner's rural manufactured home isn't exempt from scrutiny as a Fifth Amendment taking simply because the charge is allowed by legislation.

  2. January 09, 2024

    A Taking Or Just A Fee? Justices Seek To Make Distinction

    U.S. Supreme Court justices adopted a skeptical line of questioning Tuesday in response to arguments that government permit fees constitute a taking under the Fifth Amendment in a case that could have broad implications for American land use planning.

  3. January 05, 2024

    Up Next At High Court: Court Notices, Fees & No Fly List

    The U.S. Supreme Court returns Monday to kick off a new calendar year by hearing arguments over the proper way to notify migrants of immigration court removal procedures, the constitutionality of state legislature-mandated general impact fees and whether prosecutors can present substitute expert witnesses at criminal trials.

  4. November 13, 2023

    Calif. Property Owner Argues For Scrutiny For Gov't Fees

    Attorneys for a California property owner argued in a U.S. Supreme Court brief Monday that the court should rule that legislatively approved development fees must bear an "essential nexus" and "rough proportionality" to a project's impact on the public.