video documentation of class taught by Josh Blackman about eminent domain. Focus on ‘public use’ and ‘public purpose’ and the difference between state and federal law. Discusses Urban Renewal, ‘stupid staffer rule (0:46) and how ‘smart cities’ uses a corporation to take the land (0:57). Define ‘public use’ 0:47, ‘public purpose’ 0:50 for anticipation of economic development for ‘public need’. Uses Kelo v New London, Goldstein v Brooklyn as case examples. Sweetheart deals and crony capitalism 1:00. What is ‘bennificial’ 1:02. WHo will comdemnation impact the most – the poor, the weak, the uneducated. (1:17). After Kelo ruling 42 states changed their laws, unfortunately most of the states did not write strong laws and allowed for blight. (1:20)
Whats not covered under fair market value – moving, legal fees, sentimental value. (1:23). No one really wins.
Part of a series of video class presentations and lectures.
Josh Blackman is professor at South Texas College of Law.
Can also view transcript of lecture – look at tabs under the video
Blackman, Josh. live stream 4 April 2013.