Monthly Archives: July 2009

July 21st, 2009 — In News & Events

Willets Point property owners concerned about Sotomayor’s stance on propertyrights

Yesterday, Willets Point United Against Eminent Domain Abuse, a group of business and property owners dedicated to fighting eminent domain abuse in the neighborhood of Willets Point, in Queens, NY, met on the steps of City Hall to raise their concerns about the nomination of Judge Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Willets Point United joins other property rights groups, legal scholars and experts in questioning Judge Sotomayor’s position on property rights, specifically with respect to her participation in the Second Circuit opinion in Didden v. Village of Port Chester.

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July 10th, 2009 — In News & Events

Week (or two) in Review

Here are some things that caught our attention over the past week or so…

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July 6th, 2009 — In News & Events

Property Prof on SCOTUS review of Stop the Beach Renourishment

Widener University Law Professor D. Benjamin Barros summarizes the property rights case (Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection) recently accepted for review by the Supreme Court in his post: What’s at Stake in Stop the Beach Renourishment. (Our post about this case is available here.)

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July 1st, 2009 — In Articles

“Fair Market Value in a Down Market” by Alan T. Ackerman (Michigan)

This excerpt from the American Bar Association’s 2009 annual review questions the ability to establish fair market value during a down real estate market. Mutual motivation and market timing are two key factors examined.

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