Land use matters impact our lives on a daily basis. Federal, state, and local laws dictate what we (and our neighbors) can and cannot do with our property. Some of the most significant decisions from the United States Supreme Court deal with the tension between private property rights and governmental regulation. Due process, equal protection, First Amendment, civil rights, fair housing, and discrimination issues are commonly encountered. This course deals with those and related issues, including recent “hot button” topics such as governmental takings of private property, exclusionary zoning, and regulation of religious institutions.
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