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June 12, 2008

IJ files amicus in Atlantic Yards case

Castle Watch Daily [Eminent domain blog, The Institute for Justice]

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Yesterday, the Institute for Justice filed an amicus brief in support of Dan Goldstein’s case, which has been submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. Goldstein argues that the even though the state of New York’s claims that the eminent domain takings in Brooklyn are for a “public use,” the true beneficiary of the takings is the developer. Goldstein’s case has, so far, been dismissed by judges who claim they have no power to even look into whether the state of New York’s claims of “public use” are legitimate.

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Posted by lumi at June 12, 2008 4:41 AM