Posts Tagged: Takings

CBIA v City of San Jose

The availability of housing units for low or moderate income households has been an on-going challenge in the State of California for the past several decades. In 2010, the City of San Jose enacted an “inclusionary housing ordinance,” mandating that all new residential development projects of twenty units or more must sell a minimum of… Read more »

Horne v. Department of Agriculture is About More than Just Raisins and Free Markets

Condemnation law can be a tricky affair. But, until recently, there was one solid rule you could rely on: if the government physically takes possession of someone’s property, it’s generally a taking, and the government  has to pay the owner. You will notice we noted “until recently.” The United States Supreme Court will soon have the… Read more »