In this famous federal district court case involving the environmental impact statement for the H3 Freeway, Chief Judge Samuel P. King wrote: "The court should not be used as a quasi-legislative or quasi-executive forum by those who are dissatisfied with policy decisions made by governing bodies."
Then in footnote 10, he writes:
One is reminded of the three fundamental rules of planning:
- Let's make a park out of the other fellow's lot.
- Let's tighten up the building restrictions — after I've finished my building.
- Let's raise the gangplank — now that I've landed.