Eminent Domain

The Eminent Donald Trump Has A Weakness

This op-ed was originally published at Forbes on February 9, 2016. A poll released by The Des Moines Register on the eve of the Iowa caucuses found that Donald Trump’s support of eminent domain bothered…




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Kelo: Five Years Later

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. New London. You can read my write-up on the case and its implications over at United Liberty.


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Property rights are dead in New York

The New York Court of Appeals ruled against a group of home and business owners yesterday who had sued to prevent a developer from working with political leaders in New York City to take private…



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Remembering Kelo

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. London.


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Rare victory for private property rights

The federal government will not use eminent domain to steal land from private property owners for the Flight 93 memorial: Yesterday, the U.S. government announced that it wouldn’t resort to eminent domain to seize land…


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Eminent domain abuse documented on film

A new documentary on eminent domain abuse, Begging for Billionaires, is out (sort of) and making its way around the country. Here is the trailer: If you’d like to read up on the subject, I…


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Sotomayor on property rights and the Second Amendment

Richard Epstein, author of Takings (made famous during Clarance Thomas’ confirmation hearings), writes that Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment to the Supreme Court may not be in the best interest of property owners: [O]ne straw in the…