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Pace University

2007

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Property Law and Real Estate

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The Mighty Myths Of Kelo, John R. Nolon Apr 2007

The Mighty Myths Of Kelo, John R. Nolon

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The press releases of property rights activists and the media’s rapid embrace of their views have perpetuated several myths about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. New London. In the immediate aftermath of this myth making, the legislatures of several states have adopted restrictions on the use of eminent domain with uncharacteristic speed. Wisely, the New York State Legislature has been more cautious in its reaction.


Real Estate Law Review: Creating A Local Environmental Law Program, John R. Nolon Jan 2007

Real Estate Law Review: Creating A Local Environmental Law Program, John R. Nolon

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Local governments are adopting with increasing frequency local laws to facilitate low-impact development, ensure the construction of green buildings, and coordinate land use and transportation planning to lower greenhouse gas emissions. This builds on their progress over the past two decades in adopting an impressive number of local laws to protect natural resources. These include ordinances designed to protect trees, stands of timber, hillsides, viewsheds, ridgelines, stream beds, wetlands, watersheds, aquifers and water bodies, and wildlife habitat. At the same time, provisions designed to protect environmental features from the adverse impacts of development have been added to basic land use ...