Assume that you are working for a law firm that has just been retained by Steve Smith, a local home owner who is upset with his local government’s enforcement of a zoning code prohibiting him from building a fence in his front yard. Mr. Smith is thinking about challenging the legitimacy of the zoning code. But before examining the zoning code, your supervisory attorney would like to get some background research on the makeup and structure of the local government. From where does the zoning board gets its authority (e.g., state constitution, state statue, local ordinance), and is this delegation of authority consistent with the state constitution? If legitimate, does the zoning board have the authority to make the fencing decision? Is there a provision for appeal? Prepare a short brief answering these questions.
Assume that you are working for a law firm that has just been retained by Steve Smith,
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