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The Takings Issue by
Call Number: KF5698 .M45 1999
Publication Date: 1998-12-01
As challenges to land use and environmental controls by landowners and the property-rights movement have become more frequent, the concept of "takings" -- government action that excessively limits a property-owner's use of private land -- has become both increasingly familiar to the public, and increasingly problematic for planners, local officials, and anyone involved with making day-to-day decisions about land use. A vast and diverse body of case law has come into existence over the past several decades, and the controversy generated by recent legal decisions has resulted in a significant level of ideological bias in much of what has been written on the topic.This volume is an objective and authoritative examination that considers all aspects of the takings issue. It is a much-needed guide and overview that introduces and explains issues surrounding regulatory takings on the local, state, and federal level for anyone involved with private land and government limitation of its permissible use. The authors describe where the law is now, predict where it might go in the future, and review conflict-reducing solutions to a variety of situations. They condense an immense amount of information into a clear and accesible format, making the book equally valuable for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.The Takings Issueaddresses procedural hurdles involved in getting a takings issue heard by a court, examines what does and does not constitute a taking, and considers the remedies available to landowners involved in takings actions. It treats concerns such as zoning, dedications and exactions, subdivision platting, and other local issues in some detail, and also considers state and federal issues involving industrial site approval, endangered species and wetlands protection, restrictions on access to resources on federal lands, and other topics.The book is an essential reference for planners, land use lawyers, developers, and students of planning and law, as well as for policymakers and citizens involved with takings issues.
Takings Litigation Handbook by
Call Number: KF5698 .K46 2000
Publication Date: 2000-05-01
Regulatory Takings by
Call Number: KF5698 .F573 1995
Publication Date: 1998-06-23
Are rent controls and zoning regulations unconstitutional? Should the Supreme Court strike down the Endangered Species Act when its administration interferes with the use of private property? These questions are currently debated under the doctrine of regulatory takings, and William Fischel's book offers a new perspective on the issue.
Regulatory Takings argues that the issue is not so much about the details of property law as it is about the fairness of politics. The book employs jurisprudential theories, economic analysis, historical investigation, and political science to show why local land use regulations, such as zoning and rent control, deserve a higher degree of judicial scrutiny than national regulations.Unlike other books on this topic, Regulatory Takings goes beyond case law to buttress its arguments. Its reality checks range from reviews of statistical evidence to local inquiries about famous takings cases such as Pennsylvania Coal v. Mahon and Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Commission. The gap between legal theory and on-the-ground practice is one reason that Fischel investigates alternative means of protecting property rights.
Local governments are often deterred from unfairly regulating portable assets by their owners' threat of "exit" from the jurisdiction. State and federal government regulations are disciplined by property-owner coalitions whose "voice" is clearly audible in the statehouses and in Congress.
Constitutional courts need to preserve their resources for use in areas in which politics is loaded against the property owner. Regulatory Takings advances an economic standard to decide when a local regulation crosses the border from legitimate police power to a taking that requires just compensation for owners who are adversely affected.
Takings Law and the Supreme Court by
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
The Takings Clause of the 5th amendment to the U.S. Constitution has emerged as the principal means of protecting private property from governmental interference, regulation, and takings. Dealing with the post-Civil War history and interpretation of regulatory takings law as applied to land use cases, the author takes a critical look at the Supreme Court's standards for evaluating land use cases. Taking Laws and the Supreme Court uses an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate utilitarian, postmodernist, moral, environmental and common law, formalist, liberal, as well as conservative efforts to understand the taking of private property.
The Good News about Takings by
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
In its 2004-2005 session, the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings that changed takings law dramatically. The Court moved away from unclear standards and rhetorical hostility to land-use planning with opinions that clearly define a regulatory taking and affirm many planning principles. This guidebook explains what commissioners and other officials need to know about the new takings standards in easy-to-understand language. It's a handy reference with information about how recent developments affect specific planning techniques that often give rise to regulatory takings challenges. A must-read for any official who wants to stay out of court. Also includes case summaries, a takings primer, and a glossary.
Sup. St. Case
Some critics say that the decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District will result in long-lasting harm to America’s communities. That’s because the ruling creates a perverse incentive for municipal governments to reject applications from developers rather than attempt to negotiate project designs that might advance both public and private goals — and it makes it hard for communities to get property owners to pay to mitigate any environmental damage they may cause.
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