Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Divided state Supreme Court limits DNR power

Scott Bauer of the Associated Press reports at the Wisconsin Law Journal on the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in Rock-Koshkonong Lake District v. DNR, 2013 WI 74 [opinion].

Update: State Supreme Court ruling in lake-level case stirs concern about water protections: Lake Koshkonong dispute leads justices, citing private land rights, to limit public trust doctrine, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Update 2: Supreme Court rules DNR overstepped authority in lake level case, by Jason Smathers at WisPolitics

Update 3: DNR Must Consider Economic Impacts When Making Lake Water Level Decisions, by Joe Forward, State Bar of Wisconsin