February 3, 2011
Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference
The good folks at William & Mary have announced the program for the Eighth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference. The conference will be making its international debut in Beijing, China on October 14-15, 2011. The organizers will recognize Sandra Day O'Connor for her "commitment to upholding the constitutional protections afforded to property rights." Property profs will be most familiar with her dissent in Kelo, but it should also be noted that during her time in the Arizona legislature she worked tirelessly to bolster property rights for women who owned property jointly with their husbands.
The theme of the conference is "Comparative Property Rights" and panel discussions will focus on "Property as an Economic Institution," "Culture and Property", and the Environment.
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It should also be noted that Justice O'Connor authored the majority opinion in Midkiff,. And, while we're at it, we might recognize that her effort to distinguish away Berman in her Kelo dissent was weak.
Posted by: Dan Cole | Feb 4, 2011 5:45:54 PM