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  • Spectra Energy Initiates Entry Process For Major Nexus Pipeline In Michigan

    Home > National Eminent Domain > Spectra Energy Initiates Entry Process For Major Nexus Pipeline In Michigan Spectra Energy has sent out notices to a number of property owners requesting entry onto properties in order to investigate the soils and conduct testing for its Nexus pipeline project. While some say the entry is a trespass, the existing Michigan statutory framewo ...

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  • Does the IRS recognize plural marriage?

    How often do you get to read the work of “a leading critical tax theorist” who offers a “subversive” reading of an IRS Revenue Ruling? At JOTWELL, Lily Kahng describes a new piece by Anthony Infanti: Gay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond the legal union between one man and one woman.

    8 readers - Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Taking Beef To Slaughter With ET Rover

      Home > National Eminent Domain > Taking Beef To Slaughter With ET Rover There have been many angry articles about the ET Rover project. This firm does represent property owners in the path of the Rover project, so we speak with biased breath. The advice of outstanding Township lawyer, David Lattie, counsel for Atlas Township in Genesee County, Michigan, was for owners to o ...
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    • Bidding Process Starts For Bridge

      Home > National Eminent Domain > Bidding Process Starts For Bridge A recent article by Mr. Gallagher at The Detroit Free Press would lead one to believe that the bridge contracts are being let. To the contrary, the funding must be completed. This funding will be come from the Quebec National Parliament appropriation process. The funding has not as yet occurred.
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    • Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana residents fight city’s home-seizure plan"

      … Aalia Shaheed of Fox News reports today in a story that begins: Indiana residents are fighting to save their homes as their local government weighs a sweeping plan to demolish them to make way for new development, in a case critics are calling a “poster child” for the abuse of so-called eminent domain powers. Charlestown, Ind., Mayor Bob Hall…

      1 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
    • More on Clarence Thomas and Korematsu

      … views for the sake of consensus.” By that logic, one would suspect Justice Thomas cited Korematsu approvingly in Fisher. Thomas could have cited other cases. There is no contradiction here. I did not claim that Thomas, in this passage, suppressed his view on Korematsu for the sake of consensus, or for any other reason. He simply chose not to give…

      2 readers - Ilya Somin/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Eleventh Circuit emergency ended

      … In June I blogged about whether the Eleventh Circuit was in an “emergency” state that justified a suspension of the active-judge requirements of 28 U.S.C. 46(b). Though the emergency had been upheld by a panel of the court, I wasn’t sure if that was correct as a legal matter. I concluded the post: “I wonder how many new judges it would take…

      3 readers - Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

      … Home > National Eminent Domain > Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia. It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route might be moved. This is an interesting…

      1 readers - Alan Ackerman/ National Eminent Domain
    • Sherif Gerges on same-sex marriage and sex discrimination

      … to the reasons why states have historically banned same-sex marriage. Part of the motivation for opposition to gay marriage (and homosexuality more generally) is the ways in which it undermines traditional sex roles and norms of male dominance. That clearly isn’t the only reason why people oppose same-sex marriage. It is certainly possible to oppose…

      1 readers - Ilya Somin/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Politics and Supreme Court retirements

      … the goals of one party or another, but only as a means for promoting particular visions of the law. Either way, the people would be better able to make an informed choice about how things actually work at the Court. On this view, Justice Ginsburg has recently done a great service in drawing attention to what seems like a widespread (though perhaps…

      1 readers - Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • City of Pittsburg, CA moves forward on controversial Donlon Blvd. Project

      … Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) gives opponents a short window to file a challenge, and once that time has passed, the project can proceed. But the Donlon project’s opponents are unlikely to miss their chance to challenge the project before right of way acqusition starts. And even when the City does begin acquiring property, it doesn’t mean the CEQA challenges are over. Courts have allowed property owners to challenge environmental documents as part of an eminent domain action, and I would not be surprised if that happens here. …

      2 readers - Katherine Contreras/ California Eminent Domain Report
    • What is Just Compensation?

      …Tonight I am speaking at the Pipeline Informational Event sponsored by Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster Farmland Trust. I have been told that some property owners mistakenly believe that if they fail to accept the offer that is made to them or to negotiate an agreement with the pipeline company, their property can be taken without…

      1 readers - Christina Hausner/ Lancaster Law Blog
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