RALEIGH'S UDO AND THE CITYWIDE REZONING: What's New and How's it Working?
Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
BB&K's Charity Schiller Discusses CEQA Baseline
FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Ethics Laws and the Importance of Transparency for Public Officials
Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
Allen Matkins partner Ray Buddie - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
DPR Construction EVP Eric Lamb - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Shorenstein SVP Todd Sklar - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sares Regis chief development officer Todd Regonini - SF Construction & Development Summit
Hathaway Dinwiddie CEO Greg Cosko - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Forest City SVP Alexa Arena - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Is Fracking Safe?
Don Donadio on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
In a case we have been following, Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is unconstitutional under state law. We previously reported on the lower court’s decision...more
Independence Day—no better time to reflect on the numerous (enumerated and unenumerated) rights protected by our United States Constitution. Thanks to Obergefell v. Hodges, those rights are now more clearly focused. However,...more
The Danbury Zoning Board of Appeals denied a church’s application for variances to develop an 18-acre parcel with a house of worship and priest residence. Now, Danbury could join the list of Connecticut municipalities that...more
Last week, we reported on the potential impact of Reed v. Gilbert, the sign regulation case that has municipalities across the nation concerned about the enforceability of local sign ordinances. This week, we’re happy to...more
On June 26, the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID) filed a petition for writ of mandate in Contra Costa County Superior Court requesting that the Court set aside the State Water Resources Control Board’s June 12, 2015...more
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin, upheld the application of disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) in Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc....more
There is a war on building codes across the United States, and Pennsylvania is ground zero.
After years of regular building code updates, a law was passed in 2011 (Act 1) at the urging of the Pennsylvania Builders...more
Until the recent Supreme Court decision in 62-64 Main Street, L.L.C. v. Hackensack, 221 N.J. 129 (2015) (“Hackensack”), many municipalities and developers of redevelopment projects were concerned that if an existing area in...more
Coral Springs, Florida may allow Satanist Chaz Stevens to begin a City Commission meeting with an invocation honoring Satan in September or October. However, Mayor Skip Campbell will first meet with commission members to...more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s surprising disparate-impact ruling on June 25, 2015 regarding tax-credit allotments and discrimination means lenders need to take a hard look at their policies and operations.
The Court ruled 5-4...more
In California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose (Case No. S212072, filed June 15, 2015), the California Supreme Court upheld an inclusionary housing ordinance imposing affordable housing requirements as a...more
The Supreme Court of the United States released the following opinion this morning:
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., No. 13-1371
The Court affirmed the...more
Requirement to construct or provide affordable housing is permissible under California Constitution police powers -
This week, in a long awaited decision, California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose,...more
Decades of case law demonstrates that differentiating based on content when regulating speech is an almost certain death knell. The line between content-based and content-neutral regulations, however, has often been hazy,...more
On June 15, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, addressing the legal standards to be used in determining the constitutionality of ordinances...more
The Supreme Court of the United States handed down today an important First Amendment case concerning governments’ ability to regulate commonly displayed informational signs.
In Reed v. Town of Gilbert,...more
The town of Gilbert, Arizona decided to address its signs problem with an ordinance upheld by the district court and Ninth Circuit. The Supreme Court, without dissent, saw it differently. The town was obsessed with regulating...more
Recent environmental developments may impact the health care industry and should continue to be monitored.
Several environmental developments related to the discarding of pharmaceutical products (including veterinary...more
In a highly anticipated case affecting residential development throughout California, the California Supreme Court unanimously rejected the California Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) challenge to the City of San Jose’s...more
Although the case is outside the RLUIPA realm or even specific to religious-based speech, the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Reed v. Gilbert will undoubtedly impact RLUIPA Defense readers. We previously reported on the...more
We’re a little late with the round-up, but promise to continue our effort to bring you interesting stories from the intersection of religion and government.
- Mayfair, Pennsylvania residents feel disappointment after...more
On June 15, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, No. S212072, unanimously upholding the validity of inclusionary housing programs in...more
On June 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Reed v. Town of Gilbert, No. 13-502, holding that a municipal code subjecting signs to different regulations depending on whether the sign displayed an ideological...more
Earlier this year, we reported that the dispute between Jacksonville Beach, Florida and the Church of Our Savior continued to boil in mediation, with attorneys’ fees nearing $700K. After finding that Jacksonville violated...more
Lilli Shoen v. Juliet Zacarias -
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (May 22, 2015) -
A trial court has the power to issue an equitable easement authorizing a trespasser to continue her trespass in...more
Find a Zoning, Planning & Land Use Author »
Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*
Back to Top