by William Fulton on Oct 3, 2023
El Dorado County, Exactions, Fees, Nollan, U.S. Supreme Court
By taking a development fee case from El Dorado County, the U.S. Supreme Court may have the chance to narrow current limitations on exactions -- or get rid of them altogether.
by William Fulton on Jul 4, 2022
Substantive Due Process, U.S. Supreme Court, Zoning
The justices have taken aim at the "substantive due process" argument -- which landowners have always tried to use to overturn land use decisions they don't like.
by William Fulton on Jun 29, 2021
San Francisco, Takings, U.S. Supreme Court
In a case from San Francisco, high court punches another hole in the Williamson County doctrine.
by Wiliam Fulton on Dec 21, 2019
California Supreme Court, CEQA, Mitigation Fee Act, Surplus Land Act, takings, U.S. Supreme Court, wetlands
Also: Statute of limitations on the Mitigation Fee Act, a request to depublish the Millenium Hollywood case, and the U.S. Supreme decline to hear a takings case from Massachusetts involving a local wetlands ordinance.
by William Fulton on Oct 10, 2018
Endangered Species, Takings, U.S. Supreme Court
With 4-4 ties looming, court will have to decide whether to rehear cases. >>read more