Somin Speaks on Civil Rights Implications of Eminent Domain

Professor Ilya Somin was among the scholars and civil rights activists who spoke at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) public briefing today on the civil rights implications of eminent domain. The briefing took place at Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Speakers discussed the history of eminent domain abuse, its impact on poor and minority communities, and efforts by federal or state legislatures to curb abuses.

In addition to Somin, speakers included Davit T. Beito, Chair of the Alabama State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; J. Peter Byrne, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and Hilary O. Shelton, Senior Vice-President for Advocacy, NAACP.

The hearing can be viewed on C-SPAN.