Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and zoning

  • Added Sep 9, 2008
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Oct 24
The Executive and the Environment: A Look at the Last Five Governors in New York : Gubernatorial leadership is the single most important indicator of how sustainable New York will be when it comes to issues of environmental protection and conservation....
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Oct 13
White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change : CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change....
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Oct 12
Fed. Dist. Court in VT Allows Private Nuisance Claim Over Wind Project to Proceed Finding no Collateral Estoppel : Plaintiff alleges that the Sheffield Wind Project that the Defendants owned and operated created an unreasonable noise impact, that the noise prevented the Plaintiff from gardening, eating outside, wa...
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Oct 12
Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Grounds : CarSpa Automotive, LLC, Marjorie Putnam, and Carl Deny (collectively, “plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against the City of Raleigh, North Carolina (“City”), claiming that the City had taken their prope...
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Oct 9
APA Planning Law Division Hosting an Upcoming Webcast on Sex, Guns & Drugs: Planning for Controversial Land Use : From APA Planning Law Division: The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms. But it’s not that simple....
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Oct 5
KY Supreme Court Rules that Statute’s Separate Classification of Government for Purpose of Limiting Concentration of Retail Alcohol Licenses was Unconstitutional : This appeal arose from a challenge by O’Shea’s–Baxter, LLC, d/b/a Flanagan’s Ale House (“Flanagan’s”) to an order of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (“ABC Board”) upholding the Louisville/Jeffers...
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Oct 5
NJ Appeals Court Holds Retreat is Classified as “Transient Housing” and Did Not Meet the Definition of Family as Used in Town’s Zoning Ordinance : Plaintiff, Chai Lifeline, Inc. (“Lifeline”), is a corporation that owns a single-family residence in a residential zone in the Township of Mahwah (“Mahwah”)....
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Oct 4
IL Appeals Court Holds Village Improperly Denied Applications to Operate Shooting Range As Recreation Uses Were Permitted As of Right in the District : In late October 2012, plaintiffs applied to obtain the appropriate licenses and permits from the village to open and operate a shooting range on the second floor of a building, above a licensed gun de...
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Oct 4
NY Appellate Court Address Just Compensation Damages Following Eminent Domain Proceeding : KKS Properties, LLC (“KKS”), was the owner of property in the Town of Bethlehem, New York....
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Oct 3
NY Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court’s Reversal of Zoning Board Decision over Proposed Subdivision Based on Interpretation of Code : Ogden Land Development submitted a subdivision application to the Village Planning Board to divide a 21,683 square foot triangular shaped lot in a residential district into two lots....
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Sep 30
Criminal Behavior in the Land Use Process : Below is a link to an article just published on how issues once discussed as ethics in land use are now the subject of criminal investigations across the country....
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Sep 28
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Denial of Application For Conditional Use Permit To Construct Telecommunications Tower : NE Colorado Cellular, doing business as Viaero Wireless (“Viaero”), sought to construct a telecommunications tower in the City of North Platte, Nebraska (“the City”)....
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Sep 28
CO Dist. Court Rules Five Year Moratorium on Fracking is Impliedly Preempted by State Law : At issue was whether a five year moratorium enacted in the City of Fort Collins, Co is preempted by the rules of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, a body created by the Oil and Gas Con...
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