The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a private land owner in Wyoming, who sued to reclaim land once granted to a railroad under an 1875 law. The ruling undermines the legality of the nation’s network of public trails built on former rail right-of-way.
Mar 11, 2014 SCOTUS Blog
The Supreme Court's ruling Tuesday in the Koontz case could have a chilling effect on all negotiations between government agencies and developers, says Bill Fulton. Are Alito and Kagan on the same planet?
Jun 26, 2013 California Planning & Development Report
The UK's supreme court ruled this week that the government has failed to live up to its legal obligation to curb air pollution, in breach of an EU air quality directive.
May 2, 2013 The Guardian
William Fulton examines the likely outcome of a takings case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court last week. Oral arguments seemed to indicate the justices were leaning towards a surprising outcome.
Jan 24, 2013 California Planning & Development Report
The tri-state fight over water in Alabama, Georgia and Florida is still raging, but some believe a negotiated settlement is not far off. However, there is potential for the fight to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
Sep 21, 2010 The Economist
If Elena Kagan is confirmed, not only will the Supreme Court get its third sitting woman. It will also get its second woman New Yorker. Bill Fulton considers the importance of the urban experience in jurisprudence.
May 11, 2010 California Planning & Development Report
The 2005 Supreme Court decision on Kelo v. New London was a landmark in eminent domain law, paving the way for Pfizer to develop there. Four years later, Pfizer is pulling up stakes.
Nov 13, 2009 The Hartford Courant
According to the Washington Post, 62% of Americans think Sonia Sotomayor should be confirmed for the U.S Supreme Court because she is "about right" ideologically. The question is, how good will she be for municipal attorneys?
Jul 17, 2009 By
Back in 2006, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor had a role in a controversial eminent domain ruling. <em>Reason</em> magazine takes a look at the decision and what it might mean for property rights if she's confirmed to the Court.
Jul 3, 2009 Reason
Last week marked the third anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in Kelo v. New London. The first time I read Kelo, I thought what many Americans probably thought: that any government could seize property for any reason, so long as it compensated prior owners. Opinion
Jul 4, 2008 By