Thursday, December 03, 2009

NY Supreme Court Rules Against Eminent Domain in MVille

For the ~3 people who 1. read this blog, 2. were involved in The Spectator's coverage of Columbia's Manhattanville expansion plans, and 3. still care:

The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division ruled on Thursday that the state’s use of eminent domain in Manhattanville “to benefit a private elite education institution is violative of the Takings Clause of the US Constitution, article 1, § 7 of the New York Constitution, and the ‘first principles of the social contract,’” according to a decision written by State Supreme Court Justice James Catterson.

More at Newsroom and City Room. HUGE.

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