CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES - High Court Chips Away At Local Land Use Authority

H. C. Covington at I CAN America (icanamerica@email.msn.com)
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 15:22:23 -0500


High Court Chips Away At Local Land Use Authority

May 31, 1999 -  National League of Cities reported that:  The Supreme Court
opened the door last week to permit jury trials under the Seventh Amendment in
takings claims brought in federal court under Section 1983 *civil rights*
statutes. NLC and other state and local government groups opposed the decision,
arguing that juries should not be able to second guess local land use ordinances
and policies. For more information, see today's Nation's Cities Weekly. Details:
parnas@nlc.org

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