LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT K. LINCOLN, P.A.

Land Use and Local Government Law and Litigation

The Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A.  provides legal services to private and public entities involved in complex land use disputes.  Hiring an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.  Before you decide, ask and I will provide free information about my experience and qualifications. 

US S CT hears Kelo case - coverage/commentary

Last week, the big news was the US Supremes hearing argument in Kelo, the case involving the scope of "public use" in compensated takings - that is, whether local governments can simply take unblighted land from one private owner to then convey it to another private landowner. I've included some links below to briefs, news, commentaries and amicus below.

Links to the briefs (parties - some amicus available below)
http://www.abanet.org/publiced/preview/briefs/feb05.html#kelo

News:
CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/02/21/scotus.eminent.domain/

Legal Times report from Law.com:
http://www.law.com/jsp/scm/PubArticleSCM.jsp?id=1109128218549

Supporters of the Kelos:
Institute for Justice’s site
http://www.ij.org/private_property/connecticut/

Cato Institute and Richard Epstein – amicus brief
http://www.cato.org/pubs/legalbriefs/kelovcityofnewlondon.pdf

A conservative but academic blog:
http://www.professorbainbridge.com/2005/02/will_leviathan_.html

Reason mag site (extreme libertarians)
http://www.reason.com/sullum/102904.shtml

Supporters of the City:
American Planning Association page and link to amicus brief:
http://www.planning.org/amicusbriefs/kelo.htm

Legal Times editorial by amicus author for Community Rights Council
http://www.law.com/jsp/scm/PubArticleSCM.jsp?id=1108389948908

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