Somin Takes Part in Panel Discussion on Eminent Domain
Professor Ilya Somin participated in an October 25 panel discussion on the topic of eminent domain lead by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Mason Law '95). The event took place at the Old Dominion Boat Club in Alexandria, Virginia, which itself fears seizure through eminent domain in the city's efforts to redevelop the Potomac River waterfront.
A referendum on the November ballot in Virginia this year asks voters to approve a constitutional amendment that would prohibit government seizure of property to spur economic development or job creation.
The evening's event was held to discuss the legal and political forces that will affect property rights in Virginia.