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Court Upholds Concept of Rough Proportionality Invalidating Local Measure

USA - June 1 2021 In 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Dolan v. City of Tigard, 512 U.S. 374, holding that in order for a dedication or exaction to…

Sea Level Rise Legislation - What’s On The Horizon?

USA - March 25 2021 Sea level rise is a critical issue facing public agencies and property owners throughout the United States. In California alone, this phenomenon…

Bradford B. Kuhn.

Is The God Squad Heading Toward Extinction?

USA - February 22 2021 In the 1978 amendments to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Congress created the Endangered Species Act Committee, also know as the “God Squad.” The…

County's Forever Green Condition on Private Development Not a Taking

USA - December 3 2020 While there is a healthy debate over just how much the sea level will rise over the next 50 years, there is at least a general consensus that the sea…

Fish and Game Commission Violated Law by Seeking to Protect Bees under CESA

USA - November 20 2020 The Sacramento Superior Court upheld a challenge to a decision by the California Fish and Game Commission to designate four subspecies of bumble bees…

Paul S. Weiland, Robert D. Thornton, Samantha Savoni.