Posts Tagged: Land Use Lawyer

What the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act Decisions Could Mean for the EPA’s New Clean Power Plan

The EPA’s recently developed “Clean Power Plan” is causing quite a bit of controversy. In a nutshell, the Plan does two things. First, the Plan requires states to adopt their own clean power plans to meet EPA greenhouse emissions reduction goals. If a state fails to adopt an emissions reduction plan that the EPA will… Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Private Home Assistants Can be Compelled to Join a Union Against Their Will

This term the US Supreme Court will have the opportunity to decide whether the state can force private home assistants to join a public employee union. Recently, the Court agreed to hear arguments from appeal lawyers in Harris v Quinn. That case challenges the constitutionality of an Illinois executive order that declared personal home assistants (i.e…. Read more »

The Ripeness Doctrine—A Brief Primer

“This article discusses another vitally important procedural requirement which property owners must satisfy before their property rights claim may be heard by the courts.  This is a requirement called “ripeness.”  In short, the “ripeness doctrine” means that the government must have reached a final determination of the allowable use of property before a claim will… Read more »

Exhausting Administrative Remedies—A Brief Primer

Mention the phrase “exhaustion of administrative remedies” and every land use lawyer and property rights attorney will confirm that it is one of the most important procedural requirements for a successful case, along with the statute of limitations and the ripeness doctrine.  This article will briefly explain the concept of “exhaustion of administrative remedies,” and… Read more »