Sons of Confederate Veterans v. City of Lexington, VA


SCV filed suit against the City and its officials alleging that Lexington City Code section 420-205(C) (the "Ordinance), which bans any private access to City-owned flag standards, contravenes the SCV's First Amendment rights and breached a consent decree resolving an earlier lawsuit between SCV and the City. The court concluded there was no legal support for requiring the City to relinquish its control over the flag standards because they are not a traditional public forum; inasmuch as the … [Read more...]

Roberts v. Town of Windham


Petitioner Charles Roberts appealed a superior court order that affirmed the Town of Windham Zoning Board of Adjustment's (ZBA) denial of his request to reverse the administrative merger of certain lots. Finding that the ZBA's decision was not unlawful or unreasonable, the Supreme Court affirmed the superior court's decision. Roberts v. Town of Windham … [Read more...]

Scarborough v. Hunter


The Stephens County Board of Commissioners decided to abandon a 3,000-foot-long, dead-end county road that ran along the side of a mountain and served no existing homes or businesses. Owners of some undeveloped lots on the Road and others sued the Board, and the trial court set aside the decision. Based on that ruling, the court issued a writ of mandamus requiring the Board to repair and maintain the Road. The court also ordered the Board to pay attorney fees and later granted summary judgment … [Read more...]

John v. Alaska Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund


These consolidated appeals concerned the 1999 Final Rules, identifying which navigable waters within Alaska constituted "public lands," promulgated by the Secretaries to implement part of the Alaska National Interstate Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), 16 U.S.C. 3101-3233. The court concluded that Katie John I was a problematic solution to a complex problem, in that it sanctioned the use of a doctrine ill-fitted to determining which Alaskan waters were "public lands" to be managed for rural … [Read more...]

Entm’t Prods., Inc. v. Shelby Cnty.


The Tennessee Adult-Oriented Establishment Registration Act of 1998 is a county-option state law to address deleterious secondary effects associated with adult-oriented businesses, including crime, spread of venereal disease, and decreased property values. Adult-oriented establishments that are subject to the Act, and their employees, must obtain licenses. The Act prohibits nudity, certain sexual activities, touching of certain anatomical areas, all physical contact during performances, sale or … [Read more...]

Άνοιξε ο διαγωνισμός για το Μακεδονία Παλλάς


Άνοιξε ο διαγωνισμός για τη μακροχρόνια εκμίσθωση του ξενοδοχείο «Μακεδονία Παλλάς». Σύμφωνα με την προκήρυξη που δημοσιεύθηκε από τον ιδιοκτήτη ΙΚΑ- ΕΤΑΜ, οι ενδιαφερόμενοι επενδυτές μπορούν από σήμερα 15/7  μέχρι τις 16/9 να παραλαμβάνουν τα τεύχη του διαγωνισμού, ενώ όσοι μπούνε στο χορό της διεκδίκησης, θα πρέπει να καταθέσουν αιτήσεις συμμετοχής  και δεσμευτικές προσφορές, μέχρι το μεσημέρι της 16ης Σεπτεμβρίου. Σύμφωνα με τη δημοσιευμένη περίληψη, οι όροι του διαγωνισμού είναι αυτοί … [Read more...]