From our private database of 14,100+ case briefs...
Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County v. Snyder
Supreme Court of Florida
627 So.2d 469 (1993)
Jack and Gail Snyder (Snyder) (plaintiffs) owned a piece of property in Brevard County that was zoned for single-family homes only. Snyder brought an application in front of the Brevard County Board of Commissioners (Brevard) (defendants) to rezone the land to allow for multi-family dwellings on the property. After area residents voiced opposition to the rezoning, Brevard denied Snyder’s request without providing its reasoning. Snyder then brought suit in district court. The district court determined that rezoning of property that affected a small number of people was a judicial action, and as such, was subject to strict judicial review. The district court further noted that, when issuing a rezoning decision, the municipality is required to provide its reasoning when denying an individual’s or small group’s application, so that its decision may be reviewed by a court. The district court held that the evidence must be clear and convincing as to why the public good requires the zoning policy in place. The district court then ruled in favor of Snyder. Brevard petitioned for certiorari to the Supreme Court of Florida.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Grimes, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 220,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.