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2.27.2006

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Measure 37 (Environmental)

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On February 21, the Oregon Supreme Court handed down a comprehensive decision upholding the constitutionality of Ballot Measure 37, a 2004 voter-passed initiative that requires compensation when certain land use regulations reduce the value of private property. While many issues concerning the application of Measure 37 remain to be resolved, the Supreme Court’s decision closes an important legal chapter in a longstanding controversy over the reform of Oregon’s land use laws. View full article (PDF).