On Wednesday, June 26th, C|M|LAW Professor Alan Weinstein, who is jointly appointed at CSU’s Levin College of Urban Affairs, moderated a panel and spoke at the American Planning Association’s 2012 National Planning Law Review Teleconference/Webinar. The two other speakers on the panel were Michael Allan Wolf, who holds the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, and Dwight Merriam, a Partner in the Robinson & Cole law firm in Hartford, CT. There were over 850 registrants for the teleconference/webinar.
The speakers discussed a number of issues, including: the Supreme Court’s ruling in Armour v. Indianapolis, 132 S.Ct. 2073 (2012), and what it means in the broader context of challenges to local government actions based on the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment; the Court’s granting cert. in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States, 648 F.3d 1377 (Fed. Cir. 2011), an unusual physical takings claim against the federal government; and recent developments in such areas as first amendment, telecommunications, “green” building codes, beach erosion, and rent control.
In addition, Professor Weinstein contributed an entry on Zoning to the second edition of the Encyclopedia on Housing, edited by C|M|LAW/Levin Professor Dennis Keating. (See https://cmlawfaculty.org/2012/07/25/keating-edits-encyclopedia-of-housing-moderates-panel-on-lending-and-loss-mitigation/.)