Impacts of Federal Laws upon Municipalities’ Daily Operations  

Jan 25, 2016

Impacts of Federal Laws upon Municipalities’ Daily Operations  

We have previously discussed the impacts of federal laws and the United States Constitution upon the daily operations of local municipalities in such articles as “Concern Over Drones: Air Rights, Privacy, Health and Safety are Among the Issues” and “Lesson Learned in Arizona Sign Code Case – Municipal Ordinances Should be Content Neutral.” A recent case decided by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals clearly illustrates how the interplay between federal laws and the Constitution can impact a power typically reserved exclusively for local municipalities: land use zoning and planning. Our colleagues Keith P. Brown and Frank Marallo, Jr., discuss the Fourth Circuit case - Montgomery County, MD v. Federal Communications Commission -  in the article below.

 

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