November 25, 2009
OFFICIAL STATEMENT: NY State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries
"I am extremely disappointed with the decision of the Court. The power of eminent domain is extraordinary and should only be authorized in limited circumstances where, unlike in this case, there is a clear and robust public benefit. The use of eminent domain to benefit a private developer to build a basketball arena for a team owned by a foreign billionaire is an abuse of this extraordinary power, and I hope that Governor Paterson will choose not to exercise it."
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries
Posted by lumi at November 25, 2009 4:33 AM