The 2005 Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London has galvanized much unwarranted controversy over governmental authority to condemn private property. A legislative reaction throughout the country has focused on limiting governmental condemnation authority in order to encourage economic development. This article discusses some of the specific pros and cons of reactionary legislation by both the federal and New York legislature.
John R. Nolon & Jessica A. Bacher, Fallout from Kelo: Ruling Spurs Legislative Proposals to Limit Takings, N.Y. L.J., Oct. 19, 2005, at 5, available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/680/.