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Month: November 2006

November 30, 2006

And We Thought Taking Our Houses Was Bad…

by Steven Geoffrey Gieseler Michael Crichton's new book apparently involves a plot to harvest revolutionary cancer-fighting cells from a man who shows a resistance to the disease.  When the plot fails, the government tries to step in to take the cells through–you guessed it–eminent domain. While this does sound fanciful, it is ...

November 30, 2006

A Sword With Two Edges

A California city council has voted to condemn property owned by Wal-Mart, most likely due to the chain's unpopularity in some political circles.  This is wrong, but Wal-Mart certainly is no stranger to the ways politics and eminent domain intersect. ...

November 30, 2006

License to Steal

by Steven Geoffrey Gieseler This freelance writer takes a very harsh stance on eminent domain abuse, citing Tim Sandefur's book for his argument.  There's not a better place to start for those wanting to understand the relevant issues. ...

November 27, 2006

The Great Property Rights Revival

by Timothy Sandefur National Review Online has published my article on the November elections and property rights. ...

November 23, 2006

Kelo and Thanksgiving

by Timothy Sandefur It was on the day before Thanksgiving in 2000 that Susette Kelo and her neighbors received notices that they were to be thrown out of their homes by the city of New London, so that bureaucrats could replace their properties with a new development project. It's been a long and hard road ...

November 22, 2006

Thank You, Kermit Roosevelt

by Timothy Sandefur From Prof. Roosevelt's new book, The Myth of Judicial Activism: Calling Kelo a takings clause case is in some ways a misnomer. The takings clause requires the government to pay just compensation for property it takes. But it does not, itself, either set a limit on the power of eminent domain or ...

November 22, 2006

Podcast on Eminent Domain Reform

by Timothy Sandefur Today's Cato Institute Daily Podcast features a brief discussion with me about the successes of eminent domain reform initiatives earlier this month. ...

November 21, 2006

Stay Granted in Long Branch

The eminent domain case in Long Branch, New Jersey, one of the three most important eminent domain cases going on right now, has been stayed. Victory for the property owners!…for now. ...

November 21, 2006

Resolved in Riviera Beach

Busy times indeed in Riviera Beach, Florida.  Last week the city council passed a resolution declaring an "intention" to comply with Florida's new eminent domain law.  Yet as the linked article states, the mayor, who is the straw that stirs the drink in Riviera Beach, remains publicly defiant in asserting his own intention ...

November 21, 2006

Cornerstone of Liberty Now Available in Audio Format

by Timothy Sandefur I was delighted to receive today a copy of my book, Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America, in audio format. It's on 5 CDs, read by the wonderful Jeff Riggenbach, and you can get it at Amazon.com or directly from Blackstone Audio Books. ...

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