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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Roswell Cell Tower Case

T-Mobile South believes the city of Roswell did not properly notify the company why it denied its request to install a cell tower.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over what type of reasoning local governments must provide when they vote to deny cell tower applications.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the high court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal from T-Mobile South, which had its cell tower application denied by the city of Roswell. 

The company claims the city did not justify its decision to deny its proposal to install an 108-foot tall tower. 

The same company sued the city of Milton over the same issue. 

However, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Milton did properly notify T-Mobile of its decision to reject the company's request to install three cell towers in its jurisdiction.

That same court also ruled Roswell followed federal law that requires decisions to deny must be in writing and be backed by substantial evidence, the AJC notes. 

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