• Corpus ID: 142740786

Zoning Away First Amendment Rights

  title={Zoning Away First Amendment Rights},
  author={Shelley Ross Saxer},
  journal={Social Science Research Network},
  • S. Saxer
  • Published 1998
  • Law
  • Social Science Research Network
To facilitate the tapering of local government regulation, this Article proposes that, as a matter of constitutional policy, the courts' should analyze zoning as a prior restraint when the challenged regulation has the potential to impact First Amendment rights. Zoning actions invalidated by the Court as prior restraints can then be adjudicated as common law nuisance actions that address those actual harms caused by the alleged offending land use activities. Admittedly, this proposal turns… 
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