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


    Message from the Chair
    (Carol L. Van Scoyoc)

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

    Government Ethics Quiz

    Professor Mark Davies Reflects on a Career in Government Ethics
    (Steven G. Leventhal)

    Enhancing Training Through Dialogue
    (Phil Weitzman)

    Administrative Search Warrants in New York:
    How to Gather Evidence of Code Violations Without Running Afoul of the Fourth Amendment
    (Charles W. Malcomb)

    New York State Public Employment Relations Board Roundup
    (Laura Wong-Pan)

    United States Supreme Court to Review "Parcel as a Whole" Concept
    (Daniel M. Lehmann)

    Land Use Law Update:
    Is the Tide Turning Toward Municipal Liability for Failure to Adapt to Climate Change

    (Sarah J. Adams-Schoen)

    Shrouded in Controversy:
    Evolution of the Right of Sepulcher and a Medical Examiner's Obligations Under the Right of Sepulcher and the Public Health Law

    (Karen M. Richards and Brian M. Jacobson)

    Report and Recommendations Concerning Constitutional Home Rule
    (Adopted by the Committee on the New York State Constitution)