On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the American Planning Association is putting on the 2015 Planning Law Review, a program highlighting the most important and topical cases decided by the courts recently. Here's the program description:
Planning feels the impact of decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, federal district courts, and state courts. How will their rulings affect you? Get a briefing on the year's legal developments, from First Amendment issues to environmental actions, housing, and equal access. Presenters also will discuss major legislative initiatives and APA's amicus filings. Join in a lively, informative program you and your staff, colleagues, and officials won't want to miss. This program is also suitable for planning commissioners.
Joining me on the faculty are Jason Jordan, Director, Policy and Communications, American Planning Association (Moderator); Nancy Ellen Stroud, Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch; John M. Baker, Greene Espel; and John Echeverria, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School.
Decisions we're planning on covering include Horne (raisin takings case), Reed v. Town of Gilbert (municipal regulations of signs), the Texas fair housing case, the California Supreme Court case on "inclusionary housing" requirements, and others.
More here, including registration information. A single registration will allow an unlimited number of attendees at a location, so it's a good deal. Please join us for some interesting discussion and debate, and nearly the first word on all of these decisions.