Zoning Change Doesn't Trigger Due Process: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT) -- In a precedential ruling, The Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that a zoning ordinance does not trigger due process protections, finding a Middletown, N.Y., couple's rights were not violated when the city failed to inform them directly that their nonowner-occupied building did not comply with a new zoning law.

Melvyn and Helaine Edelhertz had argued that the city of Middletown violated their 14th Amendment rights when it passed a zoning ordinance prohibiting the occupancy of dwellings by nonowners and notified the public only with a notice in...
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