Law Institute moves to May 2022

By Frank JohnsonDeputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg The State and Local Government Section Council, in its first remote meeting in July, decided to move the annual Law Institute from fall (usually late October) to the spring. While the Institute had originally been moved to the fall to allow better budget planning for the monthsContinue reading “Law Institute moves to May 2022”

Takings Clause reach expands to limit land use and zoning regulation

By Frank JohnsonDeputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg The ability to control land use and zoning is a critical authority of state and local government, in Maryland and otherwise. The MSBA State and Local Government Law section, prior to its May 26 annual business meeting, hosted a presentation about the impact of the Fifth Amendment’sContinue reading “Takings Clause reach expands to limit land use and zoning regulation”

The Section’s Fall Institute 2020 had something for everyone

By Robert McFarlandAssistant attorney general, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Needless to say, what goes on in government agencies affects the private realm in one way or another. Many in our MSBA membership who practice in the private sector often interface with government agencies on behalf of their clients. We who advise government agencies workContinue reading “The Section’s Fall Institute 2020 had something for everyone”