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10. Property rights are granted to individuals by the community in which they reside

These rights are a creation of the legal process used to resolve land use disputes, and hence subject to change. In this context, experts are following the recent US Supreme Court Decision related to the Lake Tahoe area with intense interest (D. Bromley, U. of Wisconsin).

In Leesburg, MD, a court is considering a law suit brought by a developer against a homeowner for "Thwarting" the construction of a new housing development. (The Washington Post, September 5, 2003, p. 4)

"From Land-Use fight to Lawsuit"