Municipal Lawyer

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    The Municipal Lawyer features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practice of municipal law on various topics including land use, zoning, ethics, and environmental issues. Edited by Prof. Rodger Citron and Prof. Sarah Adams-Schoen, the Municipal Lawyer is a publication of the Local and State Government Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. It is published quarterly and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue


    A Message from the Chair
    (Mark Davies)

    Letter from the Editors
    (Sarah Adams-Schoen and Rodger D. Citron)

    Government Ethics Quiz

    Extinguishing the Firefighter's Rule
    (Karen M. Richards)

    Sex Offenders, Restrictive Local Residency Laws, and State Law Preemption: An Examination of the Court of Appeals' Recent Decision in People v. Diack

    (Natalie Behm)

    As an "Involved Agency," Independent SEQRA Finding Are Limited
    (Lisa M. Cobb)

    Tax Certiorari: Recent Appellate Division Split in Interpreting New York Real Property Tax Law §727(1)
    (Daniel M. Lehmann)

    Lane v. Franks: The Supreme Court Clarifies Public Employees' Free Speech Rights
    (Thomas M. Schweitzer)

    Land Use Law Update: The 2015 Mid-Year Roundup
    (Sarah J. Adams-Schoen)

    2015 Municipal Law Section Annual Meeting