Recent Developments in Condemnation Law: Public Use, Private Property

The Urban Lawyer, the law review produced by the ABA Section of State & Local Goverment Law has published my article Recent Developments in Condemnation Law: Public Use, Private Property, 43 Urban Lawyer 877 (2011). The article “summarizes recent cases in which the issue was the power of condemnors to take property, including challenges under the Public Use Clause, as well as other challenges on the power to take” (from the Introduction). This volume of The Urban Lawyer contains this and other articles with updates on environmental law, regulatory takings, land use and zoning, and municipal bond financing. For those of you who are SLG Section members, your copy is undoubtedly in the mail, and the pdf version will soon be available on the Section’s web site. For those of you who are not Section members you get a freebie, at least of my article. If you are not a member of our Section, you really should consider joining us since one of the benefits included with membership is a subscription to The Urban Lawyer, the premiere law review dealing with state and municipal law, which includes our favorite topics land use, eminent domain, and takings. The subscription to the journal alone is worth the membership cost. Download the article here. Note: This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or downloaded or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

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