Faculty Colloquium - William Baude
|Event Start Date||Friday, August 24, 2012|
Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room
|Event Start Time||12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|
"Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power"
Guest lecturer, William Baude, will present and discuss his article titled, " Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power."
It is now black-letter law that the federal government has the power to take private land through eminent domain, so long as it pays compensation. The Supreme Court first established the existence of this power in the 1875 case of Kohl v. United States, and it is now taken for granted. Many people now cannot imagine that the power was ever controversial. This article challenges that conventional wisdom, and argues that the federal eminent domain power was far from inevitable. Indeed, there is a very good case that the federal government never had that authority.
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