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ROHE—Group Offers Advice on Billboard Control

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Published in the Lansing State Journal February 6, 2003 Michigan has much to do in reducing signage along roads Time is precious in our hectic lives. Often, we find the most precious elements yield to more pressing concerns. If a billboard were placed in the oldest section of Michigan State University’s…

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Wayne County Circuit Court Upholds Livonia’s Billboard Ban

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On November 28, 2001, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Edward M. Thomas upheld Livonia’s ban on billboards. The Livonia ordinance defined “Billboard” as: “A ground sign advertising a product, event, person, business, or subject not related to the premises on which the sign is located. Off-premise directional signs as permitted in this ordinance…

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Michigan Supreme Court Unanimously Empowers the City of Holland to Ban Construction of New Billboard

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Issues: Whether sections of city’s zoning ordinance regarding signs were valid under the Michigan City and Village Zoning Act (CVZA); Home Rule Cities Act (HCRA) §§ 41(c) and (f); Exclusionary zoning Court: Michigan Supreme Court Case Name: Adams Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. City of Holland e-Journal Number: 10112 Judge(s): Kelly, Corrigan, Cavanagh, Taylor, Young, Jr.,…

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Victory in ADAMS Advertising in Michigan

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From Environmental Policy Project, Georgetown University Law Center On Wednesday, July 26, 2000, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision in Adams Outdoor Advertising v. City of East Lansing, unanimously reversing a court of appeals ruling that a municipal ordinance requiring the removal of billboards effected a regulatory taking. The City…

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