The Nollan v. California Coastal Commission and the Dolan v. City of Tigard cases establish rules that are meant to:
Newly enacted comprehensive zoning creates a problem for many landowners whose pre-existing uses and structures are now unlawful. Landowners can solve the problem by:
An owner who wants to build on his land can be deprived of the building permit if the government denial of the permit is based on proof of:
The law of exactions imposes the burden of proof on the government to prove that the demands it is making on the landowner who seeks to build on his property are valid. What must government prove?
When land use regulations impact a landowner’s use of his land to engage in speech, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that such a regulation may be constitutionally valid if it meets the Court’s strict scrutiny standard established for the protection of First Amendment free speech rights.
The Kelo v. City of New London ruling creates the possibility that:
Which of the following statements is true?
In a partial taking case brought by the landowner against the government, the partial taking of private property will be adjudged by what standard?
In Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that it is necessary to conduct an independent factual inquiry even when government’s land use regulation is a categorical taking since it results in the physical invasion of the private property or in the denial of all economically beneficial or productive use of the property.
A landowner who files only an application for a building permit is entitled to …
The central rule of Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty declares that:
A local government’s economic redevelopment plan is constitutionally valid, unless:
In Penn Central, which of the following is not part of the judicial analysis to determine the constitutionality of a land use regulation?
If zoning is valid as a matter of federal constitutional law, it is so because:
According to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Dolan v. City of Tigard rule stands for:
The Standard State Zoning Enabling Act was a model act for states to adopt. What did states want to accomplish when they adopted the Act (or variations of it)?
When local government for the first time enacts a zoning law that creates new zoning districts, many landowners will find that the use of their respective properties does not conform to the new regulations. Thus, in a lawsuit that claims a regulatory taking has occurred, the landowners would be entitled to:
State governments may not establish standards for eminent domain that are different than what the U.S. Supreme Court has set.
The central point of the Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council case is completely stated as:
A governmental action that regulates land use can result in which of the following court judgments?
A local government is justified in its disapproval of a landowner’s application for an area variance on which basis stated below?
The Penn Central Transp. Co. v. New York City court held:
Most jurisdictions consider just compensation for a governmental taking of property to include which of the following?
The key rule to take away from the Kelo v. City of New London case is:
A landowner whose use is unusual but in accordance with the local zoning code will seek a variance from the local authorities, while a landowner whose use deviates from the zoning regulations will seek a special exception.