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Supreme Court rules against authorities that ?extort? land owners seeking permits
The decision overturns a Florida Supreme Court ruling that would have given governments expanded power to force unreasonable exactions upon developers.
In a major victory for property-rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 issued an opinion that gives property owners a strong argument with which to fight certain concessions that are often required as a condition for approving a permit to develop a piece of land. The decision overturns a Florida Supreme Court ruling that would have given governments expanded power to force unreasonable exactions upon developers. The National Association of Home Builders? (NAHB) involvement helped make it happen.
The Court?s Decision
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