On June 25 the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District that will help to protect private landowners against excessive demands made by government regulators during the land use approval process. In the ruling, the Court held that the government’s demand from a land use applicant must satisfy the “nexus” and “rough proportionality” requirements previously addressed in two prior cases even when the demand is for money, not land.
Read Sue Carter’s summary of this important decision by clicking download attachment below.
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