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School Districts not Exempt from Paying Assessments to Fund Flood Control Services - California Appellate Court Finds...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

An assessment to fund flood control and drainage services imposed by a county reclamation district on a school district was upheld Friday by a California appellate court. The court found that the trial court erred in...more

California Supreme Court Addresses Subsequent Review Under CEQA; Rejects Lishman “New Project” Test

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In an opinion by Justice Kruger, the Supreme Court of California unanimously reversed the Court of Appeal in Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo County Community College District, Cal. Supreme Court, Case...more

“Hot Bench” For Advocates In Supreme Court CEQA Subsequent Review Case

by Miller Starr Regalia on

The California Supreme Court held a lively oral argument session this morning (May 4, 2016), at 9:00 a.m. in its San Francisco courtroom in the case of Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo Community...more

First District Reissues Slightly Modified Opinion on Retransfer From Supreme Court Rejecting Most CEQA Challenges to Cal State...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

On November 30, 2015, following a grant and retransfer from the California Supreme Court and reconsideration in light of City of San Diego v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 61 Cal.4th 945, the First...more

Land Use Matters: Alston & Bird LLP, September 2015

by Alston & Bird on

The 1st District Court of Appeal invalidated the use of a statutory exemption applicable to the State Lands Commission’s (SLC) approval of a land exchange. The land exchange related to the 8 Washington Street Project, which...more

UPDATE: CEQA’s Mitigation Requirement: California Supreme Court Agrees With EnviroStructure!

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Last February, I wrote about the California State University Board of Trustees’ (CSU) unique stance concerning their responsibilities under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). CSU agrees that like every other...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The South Carolina House of Representatives last week adopted the South Carolina Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, several ethics reform measures, and revisions to the South Carolina Whistleblower and Public Employee...more

Ninth Circuit to Consider Civil Rights Issue in Review of California SIP

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On February 12, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in El Comite Para El Bienestar De Earlimart v. EPA, a case challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of provisions in a...more

Citizens for a Green San Mateo v. San Mateo County Community College District

Why it matters: The 30 day statute of limitations for CEQA challenges was upheld to bar litigation alleging that a project, as constructed, was different from how that project was described in the CEQA document....more

First District Holds CEQA Statute Of Limitations Bars Citizens Group’s Challenge To College Of San Mateo Tree Cutting

by Miller Starr Regalia on

In a published opinion, the First District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s judgment granting a writ and held that a CEQA action filed by a citizens group against a community college district and its board of...more

No Legislative Denouement Yet.....

This week at the General Assembly was full of the hints that the Honorables were ready to wrap things up without actually wrapping things up....more

Court Rules That Delayed Compliance With A FOIA Request Remains A Violation

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision, the Court held that a public body was in violation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) where the public body initially willfully ignored its obligation to respond to a FOIA...more

Big Week for Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

On Thursday, the Senate passed HF 130, authored by Senator Claire Robling (R-Jordan), as amended by conference committee, in a 37 – 28 vote. This is the Phase One budget bill which was passed earlier by the House. The bill...more

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