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"Supreme Court: A Term-End Review"

As the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014-15 term draws to a conclusion, the Court has resolved — or will resolve in a matter of days — several cases with potentially wide-reaching implications for a range of important policy and...more

Suit by “Interested,” Neighboring Municipalities to Enforce SEQRA Requirements Does Not “Impose or Implement” a Land Use...

On March 27, 2015, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of all defendants in the consolidated action Bernstein v. Wesley Hills, 08-CV-156; 12-CV-8856 (KMK), (the “Wesley Hills” Action). The...more

Constitutional and SEQRA challenge to local law restricting landlords fails as court holds law valid

Fourth Department decision holds local law valid

A landlord association challenged by a hybrid Article 78 and Declaratory Judgment action a Village of Brockport, New York local law, LL8-2008, which requires landlords to register their properties with the code enforcement...more

Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Planning Commission of the County of Kauai

Appellee Kauai Springs, Inc.'s Response to Brief of Amici Curiae Malama Kauai and Hawaii's Thousand Friends

Issues: automatic approval of zoning permits; public trust....more

Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Planning Commission of the County of Kauai

Appellee Kauai Springs, Inc.'s Response to Amicus Curiae Brief of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Issues: automatic approval of zoning permits; public trust....more

Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. State of Hawaii

Brief of Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii as Amicus Curiae in Support of the Petitioners

Yesterday, on behalf of the Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, we filed this brief amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court in Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. Hawaii, No. 10-331 (cert. petition filed Sep. 7, 2010). This...more

Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. State of Hawaii

Amicus Curiae Pacific Legal Foundation's Memorandum in Support of Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28's Application for a Writ of...

This brief was filed to support the application for writ of certiorari which asks the Hawaii Supreme Court to review the decision of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals in Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. State of Hawaii,...more

Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. State of Hawaii

Motion of Pacific Legal Foundation for Leave to Submit Brief Amicus Curiae in Support of Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28's Application...

Yesterday, we filed this motion for leave to file brief amicus curiae and a copy of the proposed brief in support of the application for writ of certiorari which asks the Hawaii Supreme Court to review the decision of the...more

Damon Key Attorneys Advocate in U.S. Supreme Court Takings Case

Do judges “make” law, and do courts “take” property when they change it? These questions, and others, are now before the U.S. Supreme Court in a Florida case to be argued in December. In Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc....more

Complaint To :: Central Empowered Committee On Environment (Supreme Court)

Complaint To :: Central Empowered Committee On Environment (Supreme Court)

Application for restraining the respondent number 1 to 5 from unmindful cutting of trees and direction to restraint respondent number 1 from giving permission or deemed permission to cut trees to anyone. And also application...more

Eco-Terrorists or Civil Rights Pioneers?

Written by Michael Kaiser for the Seattle University School of Law Environmental Law Society's journal "Perspectives." Issue Three Spring 2006, pgs. 5-7. The article is the all-time second most downloaded article from the...more

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