Category: Kelo vs. New London

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 […]

No more ‘blight blanket’ eminent domain: Part 1, does this look like blight to you?

16 May, 2011 (11:41) | California, Cities, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Kelo vs. New London, Law, Legislation and policy, National City, Redevelopment, Theory, US News |

By: David A. Smith   In the six years since the landmark Kelo v. New London decision – a legal pyrrhic victory for eminent domain for economic development (ED4ED) – the law and politics of ED4ED have been unsettled.  Now another case, Community Your Atlantic Center v. National City Community Development Commission, has brought substantial […]

Eminent domain, collective failure: Part 2, the company loses

20 November, 2009 (12:34) | Eminent domain, Kelo vs. New London, Speculation |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday we encountered sad New London, Connecticut, whose expansionist dream has died with Pfizer’s announcement it is closing its plant and moving the jobs to nearby Groton.  Some, like The Washington Examiner, see in this a redemptive tale of brave and plucky small property […]

Eminent domain, collective failure: Part 1, the city loses

19 November, 2009 (11:36) | Eminent domain, Kelo vs. New London, Speculation |

By: David A. Smith   The soaring plans for New London‘s revitalization finally died last week [November 11, 2009 – Ed.], and in failure’s aftermath the opponents of eminent domain for economic development (ED4ED) cannot resist gloating, as illustrated by this story in The Washington Examiner:   Pfizer deserts its monument to corporate welfare   […]