You Can’t Get there from Here

This is one of those quotes that defies commentary:

“[I]f federal and state [taking] claims ripen at the same time, then neither could ever get started.” Hallco Texas, Inc. v. McMullen County (Tex 2007) 221 S.W.3d 50,  59

This brings to mind that apocryphal (or was it?) 19th century Missouri statute that said: “When two trains proceeding in opposite directions on parallel tracks meet, they shall both stop and neither shall proceed until the other has passed.”

Ain’t law grand?

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