Supreme Guidance for Wet Growth: Lessons from the High Court on the Powers and Responsibilities of Local Governments

32 Pages Posted: 16 May 2010  

Michael Allan Wolf

University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

Before the merger of water law and land use planning can occur, local and state regulators need strong guidance from experts in the field, not only in extra-legal fields such as planning, hydrology, geology, engineering, biology, and transportation, but also in mainstream legal areas including legislation (local, state, and federal), administrative law, and enforcement. The purpose of this article is to identify a somewhat unorthodox source of guidance - the United States Supreme Court, specifically the Rehnquist Court from October, 1984, through June, 2005, a period of remarkable stability for the nation’s highest tribunal.

Keywords: water law, planning, supreme court, local government

JEL Classification: K10, Q25

Suggested Citation

Wolf, Michael Allan, Supreme Guidance for Wet Growth: Lessons from the High Court on the Powers and Responsibilities of Local Governments (2006). Chapman Law Review, Vol. 9, pp. 233-264, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1608565

Michael Allan Wolf (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States
352-273-0934 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/wolf/

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