|Changes to the Second Edition:|
-Coverage of takings law has been significantly revised to incorporate the Supreme Court's decisions in Lingle v. Chevron Oil Co., which marks a turn toward distributional impact and away from substantive justification in takings law, and Stop the Beach Renourishment, which raises the issue of judicial takings.
-Coverage of security interests and recording acts has been extensively revised to reflect the implications of the financial crisis and mortgage meltdown and the role that securitization of mortgages has played in foreclosure proceedings.
-The role of equity and the law of restitution have been given increased emphasis, reflecting increasing academic interest in these themes.
-Recent cases have been added in select areas to reflect developments in legal doctrine, including cases on artists’ moral rights, the measurement of just compensation, the Google Books controversy, prohibitions on leasing condominium units, and robo-signings of mortgage documents.
-Coverage has been augmented in several areas in order to provide students with more complete understanding of important legal doctrines, including the development of the historical understanding of land licenses, the rule against restraints on alienation, governance problems in common interest communities, the treatment of nonconforming uses in zoning, and the emergence of the “new property” in the law of procedural due process.
-The introductory chapter has been revised to strike a better balance between doctrinal and interdisciplinary materials.