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WA. STATE SUPREME COURT GRANTS JZ KNIGHTS PETITION FOR REVIEW


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From JZ Knight’s website:

“From the State Supreme Court of Washington Blog:

The Supreme Court granted review in several cases in its November 2 conference.

* Knight v. City of Yelm, No. 84831-9

Knight v. City of Yelm, No. 84831-9. Mystic teacher and author JZ Knight is opposing several proposals to subdivide property into single-family residential lots in Yelm. The hearing examiner granted preliminary subdivision approvals in five decisions. Knight later filed a Land Use Petition Act challenge, and the trial court ruled in her favor. On appeal, the Court of Appeals held that Knight could not show she would personally be harmed by land use decision, thus requiring dismissal of her LUPA petition. [I]f we were to find that Knight had standing, we would first be required to presuppose a series of future events that may not ultimately occur. The court affirmed the challenged preliminary subdivision approvals, reversed the trial court, and dismissed Knights LUPA petition for lack of standing.

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Posted by Steve on November 10, 2010 at 8:59 am | Permalink

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