Tag: eminent domain abuse

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

Posted on Jul 21, 2009 in News & Events

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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Week (or two) in Review

Posted on Jul 10, 2009 in News & Events

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

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No reason to write about defamation suits over eminent domain abuses

Posted on Apr 15, 2009 in News & Events

Apparently, reason magazine was interested in running an article about developers attempts to curb free speech with respect to criticisms about eminent domain abuse. reason was considering discussing the recent defamation suits filed by a Dallas-based developer against a property owner, an author, a law professor, a publishing company and two newspapers for their comments and/or writings about an attempted taking by eminent domain of the property owner’s land for redevelopment into a luxury marina project.

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Institute for Justice press conference on eminent domain abuse in Texas

Posted on Mar 26, 2009 in News & Events

Next Tuesday, IJ will hold a press conference on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol at which time IJ will release its mid-term report card on the state’s legislative proposals to reform eminent domain laws. Texas property owners from Freeport, El Paso, San Antonio and Houston who have been affected by eminent domain are expected to join the conference.

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“The Misadventures of Famous Eminent Domain Cases”

Posted on Sep 18, 2008 in News & Events

Professor Gideon Kanner has begun a blog series discussing some well-known eminent domain cases, including Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff, Kelo v. New London, Poletown Neighborhood Council v. City of Detroit. Visit Gideon’s Trumpet here, here, here and here for a look back at some of these infamous cases.

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