Tag Archives: Institute for Justice

Is Meaningful Eminent Domain Reform Finally On The Horizon?

Many states have enacted eminent domain reform since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 decision in Kelo v. City of New London, which broadly defined “public use” to include the government’s acquiring property for another private owner to realize an economic benefit (such as increasing tax revenues).  However, as reported by the Institute for Justice in its 50 States Report … Continue Reading

Court Invalidates National City’s Blight Findings

The case involving a small boxing gym in National City, California, has garnered national media attention.  The owner filed suit challenging National City’s redevelopment plan for, among other things, failing to follow California’s post-Kelo rules on making blight determinations.  We reported on the case last month in A More Personal View of the Redevelopment Fight … Continue Reading
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