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Supreme Court Lets Metro’s “Expo Line” Proceed, While Criticizing Its EIR and Setting New CEQA Baseline Standards

By Jim Arnone, DJ Moore, Winston Stromberg and Michele Leonelli On August 5, the California Supreme Court issued an important new California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) decision in Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, et al. (Neighbors).[1]  In Neighbors, the Supreme Court established that, under limited circumstances, a lead agency can … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Property Rights Protections in Koontz

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District expands the holdings of Nollan v. California Coastal Comm’n, 483 U.S. 825 (1987) and Dolan v. City of Tigard, 512 U.S. 374 (1994) to provide more extensive protections to property owners faced with government-imposed land use conditions.  Nollan and … Continue Reading