Administration announces plans for new regulations regarding wetlands, but specifics are lacking for now

The Administration has announced that it will propose new regulations to protect wetlands and smaller streams; unfortunately, specifics are lacking at present. The Administration appears to believe that their new regulations will fit within the constraints imposed by recent U.S. Supreme Court cases on...

First Circuit sets forth clear indices when a regulatory takings claim is ripe

As noted in prior posts, there has been a long history by landowners seeking to use the Fifth Amendment to obtain compensation for so-called "regulatory takings" of their property. In Downing/Salt Pond Partners, L.P. v. Rhode Island , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 10358 (First Circuit: 5/23/11), the...