Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 19th, 2011 — In News & Events

St. Louis property owner retains his 1st Amendment right to protest eminent domain abuse

Last week the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a property owner’s First Amendment right to protest the abusive eminent domain policies of the City of St. Louis. The case concerns a St. Louis property owner, Jim Roods, who opposed the city’s definition of blight and condemnation of his housing agency’s private property for private redevelopment.

Read More

July 18th, 2011 — In News & Events

New Cert Petition filed with SCOTUS: Post Kelo when is condemnation pretextual?

On July 14, 2011, our colleagues* at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert in Honolulu, Hawaii filed a cert petition (see below) asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Hawaii Supreme Court’s decision in County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P’ship, 242 P.3d 1136 (Haw. 2010)

Read More

July 17th, 2011 — By  Michael Rikon, CRE — In Articles

“Moving the Cat into the Hat: The Pursuit of Fairness in Condemnation, or, Whatever Happened to Creating a Partnership of Planning?” by Michael Rikon (New York)

In this 2011 article, Mr. Rikon criticizes Article 2 of New York’s Eminent Domain Procedure Law (EDPL), the procedure used to approve and challenge condemnation.

Read More

July 5th, 2011 — In News & Events

A personal invitation from Dean Douglas to attend the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Beijing

What: The 8th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference
Where: Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China

Read More