First Circuit to consider puppy takings claims and government ripeness games

September 22, 2015 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

On October 6, 2015, the First Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in Perfect Puppy, Inc. v. City of East Providence, R.I., an important and interesting takings case.   The dispute, described more fully here and here, arose when the City of East Providence passed an ordinance last spring that banned all pet stores selling live R ...