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Land Use Disputes: The State Versus Municipalities

  • July 1, 2020

In an important decision, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has set clear guidelines for approving and adjudicating disputes between the state and municipalities regarding the state’s obligation to comply with…

Tattoos And More!

  • August 27, 2019

If you think that Tattoos and Free Speech have nothing in common, then you are certainly not thinking like a land use lawyer. Witness the recent blog of Connecticut land…

Is that Right-of-Way Wrong?

  • March 12, 2019

The only certain answer to this question is that some people will say “yes” and others will say “no”, for the simple reason that disputes over rights-of-way are ubiquitous.  And…

Mansions and Property Rights*

  • June 1, 2017

Our Rhode Island Supreme Court recently issued an important decision for property rights, even though property rights were never mentioned in the decision. The Court acted in a dispute between…

Land Use Tax Policy – How Unfair is Fair?

  • October 21, 2012

“This is a case of fundamental unfairness masquerading as rational tax policy” “This is a case which plumbs the depths of how unfair a government can be to taxpayers and…

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