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Month: October 2007

October 25, 2007

City Takes Eminent Domain Case to Supreme Court

The Jefferson County (MO) Journal has this story on the Tourkakis case that PLF is litigating in the Missouri Supreme Court. ...

October 20, 2007

Prop. 207 Reins in Those Who Covet Land

by Timothy Sandefur The Arizona Republic has my brief article on the lawsuit against the city of Flagstaff. ...

October 20, 2007

Eminent Domain Abuse in Missouri

by Timothy Sandefur Timothy Lee of the Show-Me Institute has issued a new report on the abuse of eminent domain in Missouri, the state that probably has the worst laws on eminent domain in the country. (I consulted on an early draft of the report.) He has some comments about the report here. The case ...

October 15, 2007

The Hidden Costs of Predatory Takings

Peter Miller at the Realty Times has an article here on the report recently published by the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis about the economic waste caused by redevelopment condemnations. Exceprt: Why, they ask, would an efficient government need to rely on the Kelo concept in the first place? "Rather than use eminent domain ...

October 15, 2007

When the State Wants Your Land

The Sandusky (OH) Register has a story here about the use of eminent domain in New London–only this time it's New London, Ohio, not Connecticut. ...

October 15, 2007

Aggressive Use of Eminent Domain at Issue in Riverside City Council Races

The Riverside (CA) Press Enterprise has this article on how eminent domain abuse is factoring into the city council election. ...

October 13, 2007


by Timothy Sandefur On the plane to Florida this week I managed to finish Carla Main's book Bulldozed, and it is outstanding. It has been a long time since a book made me as indignant and angry as this book did. It is really excellent, and highly recommended. The book focuses on a Kelo-style eminent ...

October 10, 2007

Richard Epstein on Property Rights

by Timothy Sandefur Professor Richard Epstein has an outstanding interview on this episode of EconTalk with Russ Roberts. Epstein discusses land-use regulations and eminent domain abuse. Highly recommended! ...

October 04, 2007

Pacific Legal Foundation Files First Prop. 207 Lawsuit in Arizona

Yesterday the Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit against the city of Flagstaff, Arizona, demanding compensation on behalf of four residents of the city who are subject to a new city ordinance that forbids them from renovating their property as they had planned. This is the first case to be filed under the Arizona Private ...