City snaps "ripeness trap" on puppy store’s takings claim

April 29, 2015 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

Most people like golden retriever and other pure-breed puppies. As children, many of us went to pet stores just to view and pet such pups.   But the City of East Providence, Rhode Island, is different.  It has totally banned pet stores, and as a result, it is now embroiled in a constitutional “takings” lawsuit with one store destr ...