Eminent Domain

  • Understanding the federal court ruling that allows an FLDS church leader not to testify

    Lots of folks on the internet have been talking about the recent district judge decision in Perez v. Paragon Contractors, which held that RFRA protected a member of the FLDS church (Vernon Steed) from being compelled to testify in a federal child labor investigation. The reaction has been pretty negative. Here is Ian Milheiser; here is Josh Blackman; others are quoted here.

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  • Review of Atlas Shrugged, Part III

    My wife and I recently saw Atlas Shrugged, Part III, the third and final movie in the series based on Ayn Rand’s famous novel. Unfortunately, it was so bad that there isn’t much point to going its weaknesses at any length.

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    • Bryan Caplan on immigration

      In this recent interview with the Vox website, economist Bryan Caplan does an excellent job of making the case for an open borders policy and addressing standard objections to increasing immigration, such as claims that it will increase welfare spending, harm the native-born poor, and undermine American culture.
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    • Review of Atlas Shrugged, Part III

      … who sat through this train-wreck of a movie. Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and popular political participation. He is the author of "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain" (forthcoming) and "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter."…

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    • Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline

      … once more to back residents up in their resistance to the pipeline. At several earlier meetings, commissioners turned down residents’ requests for a public hearing on the pipeline project. Full story here. If you think you may be affected by the Nexus Pipeline Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.…

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    • The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, Second Edition

      ….) At the moment the second edition is only available in hard-copy. The first edition, however, is available as a free online resource. I don’t know whether and when the second edition will be online. Will Baude is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and federal courts. His recent articles include Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power, (Yale Law Journal, 2013), and Beyond DOMA: State Choice of Law in Federal Statutes, (Stanford Law Review, 2012).…

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    • The Scottish government’s proposed interim constitution for an independent Scotland

      …. Moreover, the SNP has led the fight for Scottish independence and a victory for the “yes” side would surely increase its power and prestige. Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and popular political participation. He is the author of "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain" (forthcoming) and "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter."…

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    • County uses eminent domain to acquire bank lot

      … eminent domain to acquire the Citizens State Bank parking lot east of the Miami County Administration Building. Miami County Administrator Shane Krull said the bank is asking for $200,000 for the 30-space parking lot, and ongoing negotiations have been unsuccessful. Eminent domain allows a governmental entity to acquire property for public use. Full story here.…

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    • New Eminent Domain Law May Require Business-Litigation Approach To Condemnation Cases

      …The Charlottesville paper recently ran an interesting story about how local road improvement projects will test the limits and scope of the Commonwealth's new eminent domain law. The new laws are comprised of reforms passed in 2007 and a constitutional amendment passed in 2012. State Senator Mark Obenshain is quoted as saying: "Property owners…

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    • Maine Property Owner And Recent Sales

      …Home > National Eminent Domain > Maine Property Owner And Recent Sales A Maine property owner has received an offer for double what he paid for a property only three years ago. However, when looking at the change in the market demand for waterfront usage, one should recognize that these changes are so dramatic and immediate. Original…

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    • The “Threat of Terrorism” Defense To Providing Property Owner List

      …Home > National Eminent Domain > The “Threat of Terrorism” Defense To Providing Property Owner List Federal statutes now provide that, in certain circumstances, the potential property owner list of those owners who may be condemned cannot be released. The claim is that the procedure protects utility companies from the “threat of terrorism…

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