Kelo The Movie
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Six years ago, the US Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Kelo v. City of New London, affirming the government's ability to exercise eminent domain for purely economic purposes.  The public backlash and media firestorm surrounding the decision turned our quirky group of eminent domain attorneys into rock stars for a short moment in time.  Ms. Kelo's battle was put to print in Jeff Benedict's Little Pink House:  A True Story of Defiance and Courage, and it now appears the infamous case is making its way to your television. 

According to a Hartford Courant article, Little Pink House is being made into a Lifetime TV movie starring Brooke Shields as Ms. Kelo.  While Ms. Kelo's former residence is now a "90-acre swath of nothingness," Benedict recognizes the bigger picture, noting that "there has been a movement triggered across the country to turn back these eminent domain laws because of [the Kelo] decision."

So, perhaps again for a glimpse of time, the day-to-day workings of us eminent domain attorneys can make their way into the spotlight.  Between the Little Pink House, the Battle for BrooklynGreetings from Asbury Park, and Split Ends, eminent domain fights appear to be movies in the making.

To learn more, I'd also recommend checking out the reports from our blogging colleagues, Robert Thomas at, and Anthony Della Pelle at

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