Professor Eagle comments on eminent domain
Professor Steven Eagle was quoted in an article that discussed the Senate Judiciary Committee's pledge to follow through with a legislative reaction to address fallout from the Supreme Court decision on eminent domain in Kelo v. City of New London.
DEVELOPMENT: Bill to limit eminent domain abuses wins support in Senate, Environment and Energy Daily, September 21, 2005. By Dan Berman.
"George Mason University School of Law professor Steve Eagle agreed that lower- and middle-class citizens have less influence if a municipality decides to use eminent domain. 'In the nature of things the well-connected have a decided advantage,' Eagle said. 'Cities like New London and states like Connecticut generally care about their reputations as development partners,' not the effects on citizens.