Tag: Kelo

2008 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Posted on Oct 31, 2008 in News & Events

The fifth annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference and presentation of the 2008 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize was held the weekend of October 17th at the College of William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. The 2008 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize was presented to Professor Robert C. Ellickson, the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law at Yale Law School, during a candle lit dinner in the historic Sir Christopher Wren Building – America’s oldest academic building.

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Eminent Domain Reform Possible in NY

Posted on Sep 23, 2008 in News & Events

In a NY Sun article yesterday, NY State Senator Bill Perkins, Democrat from Harlem, is said to be calling for a moratorium on eminent domain and a possible push for greater restrictions on the use of eminent domain. “I don’t know of too many other issues where you have such diverse and pervasive outrage,” Perkins said in a recent interview.

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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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Tulsa, OK might use eminent domain for new Drillers ballpark

Posted on Jul 31, 2008 in News & Events

Tulsa World staff writer P.J. Lassek writes today about Mayor Kathy Taylor’s proposed $60 million baseball stadium and mixed use project for the historic Greenwood District. Although the city, as the Tulsa Development Authority, already owns the land where the stadium would be built, it does not own the surrounding real estate, which would be desirable if a larger mixed-use facility was designed for the site. Mr. Lassek writes in his article that backers of Mayor Taylor’s project have indicated that it is “vital to have the larger footprint to create a successful project and spur further economic development.”

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