January 9, 2008

Missouri Eminent Domain Case to Be Argued Next Week

By Missouri Eminent Domain Case to Be Argued Next Week

by Timothy Sandefur

On Thursday, January 17, I will be at the Missouri Supreme Court making the argument in City of Arnold v. Tourkakis. This is the case in which a small city south of St. Louis is trying to condemn the dentist office of Homer Tourkakis, so that they can construct the Arnold Commons, a retail center featuring a Lowe's, an Office Depot, and other stores.

Here is the city's opening brief, Dr. Tourkakis's answer, and the city's reply. And here are the friend of the court briefs filed by the Show-Me Institute, the Institute for Justice, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses in support of Dr. Tourkakis. The Missouri Municipal League filed this brief against him.

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