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Category "California Land Use Law & Policy"

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Procedure For Challenging Regulations Defining the Scope of the Clean Water Act, Leaving Substance Unresolved

Reversing a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court held that challenges to [...]

Can the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designate Uninhabitable Areas as ‘Critical Habitat’ of a Listed Species—Must Courts Defer to Its Interpretation of the ESA?

Can areas unoccupied and uninhabitable by a species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act [...]

California Court of Appeal Refuses to Loosen the Claim Filing Requirements of the Government Claims Act

In Olson v. Manhattan Beach Unified School District, appellant challenged the trial court’s dismissal of [...]

California Court of Appeal Finds Charter City Exempt from the Requirement for General Plan Consistency

The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District found that a California charter city [...]