Friday Takings Fun: More Knick Memes

From Reno, Nevada colleague Steve Silva, comes this contribution to our growing collection of Knick/Williamson County-related memes. Congratulations if you get this without having to do research. If so, you are a True Takings Nerd (and a nerd generally). For those of you who are not quite getting it, here is the breakdown: In our view, last week's oral argument in Knick revealed that a majority of the Justices don't seem to get the difference between an inverse condemnation lawsuit by a property owner, and an affirmative exercise of the condemnation power by a state or local government. The meme (known as "is this a pigeon" according to this definitive site), " is a memorable quote said by the protagonist character from the 1990s Japanese anime TV series The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird in a scene wherein the humanoid character erroneously identifies a butterfly as a pigeon. On Tumblr, the quote, along with a reaction image of the scene featuring the…

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