property law

Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty (1926)

Definition

A 1926 U.S. Supreme Court case in which the court held that a zoning ordinance can be a valid exercise of a state's police powers.

Illustrative caselaw

Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co., 272 U.S. 365 (1926).

See also

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Void for vagueness

Definition

1) In criminal law, a declaration that a law is invalid because it is not sufficiently clear. Laws are usually found void for vagueness if, after setting some requirement or punishment, the law does not specify what is required or what...

Voluntary waste

Also referred to as affirmative waste. In property law, refers to overt and willful acts of destruction that lead to the drop in value of a piece of property by harming the property or depleting natural resources available on the property. As a general...

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952)

Definition

A U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court held that President Truman lacked either constitutional or statutory authority to seize the nation's strike-bound steel mills (the Court noted, however, that Congress would have had constitutional...

Zoning

Definition

Legislative act dividing a jurisdiction's land into sections and regulating different land uses in each section in accordance with a zoning ordinance.

Flexibility in Zoning

A number of devices allow governing boards to include...

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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