Monthly Archives: June 2013

Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Developers’ Fifth Amendment Property Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling today in the closely-watched Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District case.  The decision is a major victory for private property rights, particularly in the land use permitting context. In a 5-4 … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Zoning Overhaul Winding Its Way Through Legislature, Its Future Unclear

By David McCay and Brian Casaceli In an earlier post in February, we reported on House Bill 1859, “An Act Promoting the Planning and Development of Sustainable Communities.”  The bill would make dramatic changes to Massachusetts zoning law and significantly alter … Continue reading

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