local governmental law

Parade permits

Local ordinances governing the distribution of parade permits have been a flash point for free speech jurisprudence. A handful of Supreme Court cases have laid out the constitutional requirements that a parade-permit ordinance must satisfy:

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permit

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA license or other document given by an authorized public official or agency -- for example, a building inspector or the department of motor vehicles -- that allows a person or business to perform certain...

street

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA roadway in an urban area, owned and maintained by the municipality for public use. A private road cannot be a street.

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Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act of 2010

The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Arizona Senate Bill 1070) is a legislative act signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer that is widely viewed as the most stringent anti-illegal immigration measure passed in decades....

view ordinance

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA local law designed to protect property owners who have desirable (and valuable) views. Typically, these ordinances allow property owners to insist on the trimming of trees that have grown and now block...

voter bill of rights

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA set of rules adopted by most states to protect the rights of voters in an election. These rights typically cover who can vote, how the voting process must be conducted, how votes will be counted, and...

Zoning ordinance

Definition

A municipal law that outlines permitted uses for various sections of land. Thus, some parts of a city may be dedicated to industrial use, while others may be set aside for residential or commercial use only. A zoning ordinance may also...

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