Monday, March 30, 2009

Summertime is coming … and the book is about Euclid …

   This is the time of year to start making one’s summer reading list.  At the top of my list is a new book by Professor Michael Allan Wolf, “The Zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler.”  In the epochal Euclid case from 1926, the U.S. Supreme Court broke from its early 20th century record of disapproving regulations of the free market and property rights to uphold a suburb’s zoning law.  Wolf, who is both an historian and a lawyer, explores the making of the case and its wide-ranging effects in creating modern American land use law and modern American human geography.  I can’t wait to toss down that beach towel, steady the pastel umbrella, and plunge into the tale …

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