Advocate Article: Trespass, Privacy, and Drones in Idaho: No Snooping Allowed!
Published in the Idaho State Bar Advocate Magazine, Mar/Apr 2015. by Arthur B. Macomber In Idaho, regardless of the lawful geographic position of the drone operator, Idaho law prohibits the flying of drones1 into properly posted private property airspace without permission of the title owner or possessor of that airspace.2 In Idaho, real property includes land3…Read More
Private Property v. Government: Vigilance Required!
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – January 3, 2015. The importance of taking a long-term view regarding government versus private property is highlighted again by recalling the 2009 unveiling of plans by Pfizer Corporation to close its New London, Connecticut operations and consolidate some of them in Groton, Connecticut facilities, coupled with Pfizer’s 2011 decision to move the balance of…Read More
Striking the Right Balance: Local Land Use Ordinances and Proper Governance
NOTE: The Idaho law in this article was current as of the date of its publication in 2013. by Art Macomber Introduction The scope of the police power exercised by the States differs as a reflection of societal values in each jurisdiction. In 1926, the United States Supreme Court approved zoning as an acceptable local…Read More