Posts Categorized: Sacramento Land Use Lawyers

Sacramento Land Use Lawyers Assess Californiaʼs Loss of Teslaʼs $6 Billion Battery Factory -A Question of Free Market vs. Government Over-Regulation

Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, has decided to build a 500,000 unit per year battery factory (Gigafactory)  in Sparks, Nevada. This facility, desgned to be as large as nearly 200 football fields, will employ tens of thousands and contribute billions of dollars per year to the local economy. Destined to come online in 2017, the Gigafactory’s goal is… Read more »

Kassouni Law files opening brief in case challenging Plan Bay Area’s Sustainable Communities Strategy

Today the land use law firm of Kassouni Law filed the opening brief in an important case challenging the Plan Bay Area’s Sustainable Communities Strategy adopted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).  Kassouni Law represents Michael Shaw of Freedom Advocates, Rosa Koire, and the Post-Sustainability Institute. MTC and ABAG were… Read more »

The Situation With Clive Bundy In Nevada Shows The True Cost Of Government Regulations

To say that the situation in Nevada between federal officials and cattle rancher Clive Bundy has gotten out of hand would be an understatement. As of this morning, armed federal officials have seized Mr. Bundy’s cattle, forcibly arrested his son, and surrounded his ranch with armed federal agents. The Bundy’s, for their part, have assembled… Read more »

United States v. Apel is about property rights, not the First Amendment

Last week the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Apel — a case which has a number of free speech advocacy groups up in arms. But as Justice Scalia repeatedly pointed out during oral argument, the First Amendment is not at issue in the case. To understand this confusion, a… Read more »

The United States Supreme Court May Agree To Hear An Important Case On Investment Backed Expectations This Term

The US Supreme Court will soon decide whether millions of property owners will maintain the ability to sue the government for regulatory takings arising under the Clean Water Act. Last June, a property owner filed a petition asking the Court to overturn the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal’s opinion in Mehaffy v. United States. In… Read more »

Kassouni Law Prompts Court Decision Changing California Constitutional Property Rights Law

San Francisco, CA August 26, 2013 On August 21, 2013 the California Supreme Court let stand a precedent setting, landmark property rights decision issued by the Court of Appeal which has changed property rights law. Business and property owners now have added Constitutional protection from project development delays and overzealous government regulation, signaling a new… Read more »

Timothy Kassouni Chosen as Expert Land Use Lawyer Seminar Speaker

August 19, 2013 Call in from Anywhere! 1-2 pm Pacific – 4-5 pm Eastern Owner and Managing partner at Kassouni Law, Timothy Kassouni has been chosen to speak for Law Seminars International on the topic of Land Use Law and Regulatory Takings. To register for the Regulatory Takings Seminar click here. A Synopsis of the… Read more »