In 1926, in the case of Euclid v. Ambler, the Supreme Court upheld zoning, giving elected officials and city planners vast, new, and largely unchecked power to tell people what they can and cannot do with their own private property. On this episode: the story of the lawsuit that changed everything for American property rights plus the personalities who made it happen.

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Euclid v. Ambler (Supreme Court opinion)

Ambler v. Euclid (district court opinion)

Nectow v. Cambridge

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