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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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  • A recent poll shows that most doctors give Obamacare low grades – but should this influence voters’ evaluation of the program?

    A recent survey of doctors by the Physicians Foundation finds that most give low grades to Obamacare. Some 46% of the doctors polled gave Obamacare a grade of “D” or “F” and 29% gave it a “C.” Only 25 percent give it an “A” or a “B,” including just 4% who gave it the highest grade. It’s possible that some of the doctors who chose C really meant to say that it was at least reasonably good.

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    • Admin Judges Recommend Denial of Grand Prairie Gateway Project

      A proposed 57-mile powerline in Ogle, DeKalb, Kane and DuPage counties may never get off the ground. Administrative Law Judges Terrance A. Hilliard and Heather Jorgenson issued a proposed order in early September rejecting the 345kV ComEd Grand Prairie Gateway Project. On December 2, 2013, ComEd filed a petition with the ICC seeking a Certificate of Public Convenience and Ne ...
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    • If you don’t vote, you still have every right to complain

      … 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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    • Asset forfeiture, drug legalization, and the mainstreaming of libertarian ideas

      … of previously marginalized libertarian ideas becoming a part of mainstream political discourse. 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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    • Good news for those who don’t like judicial opinions

      … Adam Liptak has a story in The New York Times about the Supreme Court’s unexplained orders. It begins: People used to complain that Supreme Court decisions were too long and tangled. Those were the days. In recent weeks, the court has addressed cases on the great issues of the day without favoring the nation with even a whisper of explanation…

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    • Free speech vs. voting rights and abortion rights

      … Dahlia Lithwick has a piece in Slate complaining that the Supreme Court is more protective of some rights than others. It begins: The Supreme Court of the John Roberts era gets one thing very right: It’s one of the most free-speech-protective courts in modern history. There is no purveyor of semi-pornographic crush videos, no maker of rape…

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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

      … Drake Law School Professor Mark Kende has posted a response to my critique of his argument that Justice Clarence Thomas supports the Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the World War II-era internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans. In my previous post, I emphasized that Thomas’ occasional positive…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • Sherif Gerges on same-sex marriage and sex discrimination

      … are constitutionally suspect. There is no good reason to exempt laws restricting marriage from that rule. 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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    • 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…

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