January 9, 2008

Gideon Kanner on Jeffrey Toobin and Eminent Domain

By Gideon Kanner on Jeffrey Toobin and Eminent Domain

Gideon Kanner has a negative review of Jeffrey Toobin's book The Nine, at least those portions dealing with the Kelo case. Excerpt:

So how does Toobin explain the country's vigorous reaction to this supposedly ho-hum controversy? It was the doing of "the conservative movement," that's how. It was the likes of Tom DeLay and John Cornyn, and their ilk, says Toobin, that stirred up[ trouble after the Kelo opinion came down. What utter nonsense! Remarkably, Toobin fails to mention that the likes of the ACLU and the NAACP had filed amicus curiae briefs solidly on Suzette Kelo's side. Some conservatives.

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