The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 April 2006

Local zoning be damned

Now this is slick. Big, bad municipal commission not giving you what you want? Put the District Court in charge of appeals.

This passed the House by a wide margin, meaning it had substantial Republican support, meaning that the old conservative dictum about settling matters as low in the governmental hierarchy as possible — state rather than Federal, city or county rather than state, and for God's sake, keep it out of the courts — is apparently now as passé as leisure suits.

On the other hand, trial lawyers, who routinely get a lot of grief from the GOP, are surely snickering in the hallways at being handed this opportunity for new business.

Posted at 7:30 AM to Soonerland