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Eminent Domain

Tom Zeller Jr.

The Keystone Pipeline: When A Landowner Says 'No'

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

Sue Kelso, born Sue White, is fiercely attached to a 180-acre slice of southern Oklahoma farmland. The property, about two hours north of Dallas, has ...

NJ Town Revives Eminent Domain Abuse of 1950s

Christina Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christina Walsh

Since 2000, Township of Mount Holly officials have been buying up and knocking down homes under the threat of eminent domain, in a stark replication of 1950s-era urban renewal.

Atlantic Yards Stopped?

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

Longstanding opponents Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and Brooklyn Speaks got a favorable response last month and will have a hearing tomorrow, Dec. 2...

Highway Robbery in the 21st Century

Nick Sprayregen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Sprayregen

A few years ago, Columbia University came to the conclusion that what it wanted -- a brand new campus on my land in West Harlem -- could not be accomplished legitimately through the open market.

Pinon Canyon Protesters Put Goal Posts on Wheels

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Folks who thought the Pinon Canyon controversy was all about expansion plans need to catch up. The rancher-activists evidently don't just want the Army contained; they want it kicked out.

Donald Trump Foe, "Doonesbury" Inspiration Dies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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I Never Promised to Be an Ineffectual Martyr

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

For nearly seven years, at considerable personal risk, I used my home to fight the abuse of eminent domain and Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project. But I never promised to be an ineffectual martyr.

Utah Passes Law To SEIZE LAND FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, Hopes Movement Catches On In West

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Fed up with federal ownership of more than half the land in Utah, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Saturday authorized the use o...

Cursing Atlantic Yards

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

The most peculiar groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 11 at the edge of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

What Is Atlantic Yards? A Complete Failure of Democracy

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Why were so many elected officials, journalists and everyday citizens willing to look the other way on Atlantic Yards?

Brooklyn Bar Wants to Handcuff Eminent Domain Abuse

Christina Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christina Walsh

What would you do if your favorite neighborhood watering hole was being demolished for a rich, greedy developer? Handcuff yourself to the bar, naturally.

Utah House OK's Bill To Take FEDERAL LAND From Government Via Eminent Domain

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah House has approved a bill that would allow the state to take federally owned land through the use of eminent domain. ...

Bloomberg/NYC Gave $131 Million to Bruce Ratner

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

This whole Atlantic Yards boondoggle thing is still getting more amazing.

Last Holdout of Atlantic Yards Speaks Out!

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

Despite being delayed years beyond its original schedule, FC Ratner persists in pursuing its increasingly expensive dream of taking 22 acres of real estate in Brooklyn with eminent domain.

Atlantic Yards: Making Money Off Eminent Domain

The Real Deal | Gabby Warshawer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The last remaining legal hurdle Atlantic Yards faces is a Court of Appeals hearing later this month on the project's proposed use of eminent domain. I...

Home, Blighted Home

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

I put my toe in the real estate market. I asked friends what should I be looking for, and they all said the same thing, "You gotta find something in a substandard and insanitary neighborhood."

A Pileup of Lawsuits Slams Atlantic Yards

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Where are the charges of frivolity when it comes to Ratner's, Bloomberg's and Paterson's hardheaded goal of building the most expensive arena in history, in the middle of a recession and housing crisis?

Daniel Goldstein, Atlantic Yards Critic, Watches Neighborhood Destruction

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — On many mornings, Daniel Goldstein wakes to the sound of work crews demolishing the neighborhood around his Brooklyn apartment. Every...

Ratner: Atlantic Yards Is Not a Public Project

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

What else, besides a private project, could you call a plan that has been run and controlled by a private entity while it is completely dependent on public resources and government actions?

Governor Paterson's New London

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

While considering a Nets arena in Brooklyn, Paterson ought to pay attention to the ugly eminent domain saga in New London. That so-called "economic development" is now acres of vacant lots.

NY Court Of Appeals To Hear Challenge to New Jersey Nets Arena Development

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's top court is set to consider whether the state had the authority to condemn property and force its sale to a developer...

Forest City's Longshot Bond Issue in Brooklyn

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

As Forest City Enterprises markets bonds for Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn -- which includes the most expensive basketball arena in the country -- I'm struck by how tenuous the whole thing is.

The Specter of Condemnation: What Isn't Public Use?

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Most observers wouldn't consider luxury condos and a privately owned basketball arena with lucrative naming rights accruing solely to the developer -- Atlantic Yards -- to be a "public use."

Atlantic Yards Can Be Seized For Nets Arena Using Eminent Domain: Court

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's top court ruled Tuesday that the state can use eminent domain to force homeowners and businesses to sell their propert...

Property In Landmark Connecticut Eminent Domain Supreme Court Case Never Used

AP | KATIE NELSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Weeds, glass, bricks, pieces of pipe and shingle splinters have replaced the knot of aging homes at the site of the nation's...