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Seattle, Tacoma, Portland Olympia Attorneys

On April 12, 2024, the United States Supreme Court decided Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, California, a case involving traffic impact fees and the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The Court held that the Takings Clause does not distinguish between “legislative” and “administrative” land-use permit conditions, and therefore the Nollan/Dolan requirements of “essential […]

How Will King County v. Abernathy Determine Who Owns Washington’s Shorelands

On January 25, 2024, the Washington State Supreme Court decided King County v. Abernathy, an important case concerning state constitutional law with respect to shorelands. Article XVII of the state constitution provides for state ownership of the beds and shorelands of the state’s navigable waters at the time the state constitution was enacted in the […]