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Shoreland ordinance not zoning ordinance, Supreme Court majority rules

The Wisconsin Supreme Court analyzed what defines a zoning ordinance in an opinion released on Wednesday. The majority of the justices ruled that a northern Wisconsin town's shoreland property ordinance was not a zoning ordinance because it didn't restrict how land was being used. It only defined how wide shoreland property needs to be. The case at hand started ...

About Michaela Paukner, mpaukner@wislawjournal.com

Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at mpaukner@wislawjournal.com.

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