Category: ED4ED

The wrong symbol, the wrong story: Part 3, From Washington to Mount Holly

12 March, 2014 (09:00) | Civil Rights, Discrimination, Economic development, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Eviction, Fair Housing, Homeownership, Inclusionary zoning, Law, mixed-income housing, Supreme Court, US News | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   As we saw in Part 2, after the Justice Department had Emily Litella-ed on defending its ‘disparate impact’ settlement cudgel in the St. Paul case, the focus of legal symbologists shifted to Mount Holly, New Jersey, where what had been a […]

The wrong symbol, the wrong story: Part 2, From St. Paul to Washington

11 March, 2014 (09:00) | Civil Rights, Discrimination, Economic development, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Eviction, Fair Housing, Homeownership, Inclusionary zoning, Law, mixed-income housing, Supreme Court, US News | No comments

  [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   In yesterday’s Part 1, the story of Mount Holly Gardens, which ought to have been another in the line of important cases on the limitations of eminent domain for economic development (ED4ED), had become redefined as a symbol of the Administration’s deployment of its […]

The wrong symbol, the wrong story: Part 1, From Mount Holly to St. Paul

10 March, 2014 (13:36) | Civil Rights, Discrimination, Economic development, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Eviction, Fair Housing, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Supreme Court, US News | No comments

By:David A. Smith   For a case to reach the Supreme Court, it must involve a big principle of Constitutional law and there must be some jurisprudence along the litigation trail to suggest current precedents are in conflict with one another.    [New York City involuntary landlord James Harmon didn't have conflicting jurisprudence – however […]

No more ‘blight blanket’ eminent domain: Part 3, will it look like blight in other cities?

18 May, 2011 (16:37) | California, Cities, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Kelo vs. New London, Law, Legislation and policy, National City, Redevelopment, Theory, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   In yesterday’s second part of this three-part post, we saw that, under the revised blight-definition rules California adopted in 2007 – as reported in the San Diego News (regular font) and as articulated carefully in the Statement of decision […]

No more ‘blight blanket’ eminent domain: Part 2, did it look like blight to the judge?

17 May, 2011 (10:38) | California, Cities, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Kelo vs. New London, Law, Legislation and policy, Redevelopment, Theory, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith    Yesterday we saw that the Institute For Justice (I4J), continuing its multi-year campaign to roll back government’s authority in eminent domain for economic development (ED4ED), had followed up its Kelo win-by-losing by taking on another natural morality-play protagonist, the Community Youth Athletic Center, under […]