We are in Miami Beach this week with eminent domain and land use attorneys, appraisers, engineers and other related professionals from across the country attending the American Law Institute (ALI) Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Course. As it has been for the last 30 years, the panelists are excellent and the topics both interesting and relevant.
A coalition of property rights advocates including the Owners’ Counsel of America, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, CATO Instiutute, and noted law professors James Ely, David Callies, Todd Zywicki, Randy Barnett, Eric Claeys, and D. Benjamin Barros, has filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the Petition for Certiorari filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation in Ilagan v. Ungacta, No. 12-723 (cert. petition filed Dec. 7, 2012).