Friday, December 4, 2009

NYT: "Court Bars New York’s Takeover of Land for Columbia Campus"

For those of you who believe the courts are failing to provide any meaningful boundaries for eminent domain use in New York, check out this article on the New York Times website.  This case is heavily influenced by, and yet seemingly contra to, the Atlantic Yards case and Kelo.  The court found no public purpose in the use of eminent domain to take land for an expansion of Columbia University.  We'll see what happens on appeal.

Jamie Baker Roskie

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