Friday, April 20, 2007

Featured Book of the Week

This week's Featured Book is Eminent Domain Use and Abuse: Kelo in Context, which was edited by Dwight H. Merriam and Mary Massaron Ross and published by the American Bar Association.

“This book is a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London. It addresses the controversial and important question of when eminent domain may constitutionally be used to take property for projects that are not publicly owned and operated facilities, such as schools and town halls. The volume captures and conveys the context within which this debate is taking place as well as offers guidance concerning the Kelo decision itself and how it may be used.” - Book Description

“In the field of takings law, the two of us have rarely agreed about anything. However, we certainly agree that Kelo is an important decision whose impacts are yet to be fully seen. This book provides an excellent starting point for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the field before leaping to conclusions about where we ought to go from here.” - Michael M. Berger, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

“Eminent Domain Use and Abuse, with its encyclopedic CD-ROM, is a complete research tool for anyone studying the background and effects of the Kelo decision. I commend the co-editors and ABA for the extraordinary effort before the decision and after to get this comprehensive book to market is such short order.” - Daniel R. Mandelker, Stamper Professor of Law, Washington University (St. Louis)

Eminent Domain Use and Abuse will be available to borrow after Friday, April 27, 2007

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