Remzy Bitar, an attorney representing St. Croix County, said Friday that county officials were pleased with the “clean and important win” and said the high court ruling left no significant issues unaddressed.

The ruling balances land-use decisions with safeguarding of “the nationally treasured scenic riverway,” he said.

Once again, Justice Kennedy provided the swing vote in a case that was argued before Justice Gorsuch joined the bench.

Writing for the court majority, Kennedy said that the Murrs had not suffered a regulatory taking of their property and “have not been deprived of all economically beneficial use of their property.”

In dissent, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the court majority had undermined the Constitution’s protections for private property owners. Roberts said the court should have relied on state property lines to define the relevant parcel of land rather than consider outside factors.