APA Supports Kelo Decision

A article in APA's Planning & Environmental Law describes the arguments in APA's Amicus Curiae and the decision written by Justice Stevens.

The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the Kelo v. City of New London case has generated a spirited and varied public response. A commentary in the July issue of Planning & Environmental Law succinctly describes the facts, the arguments in APA's Amicus Curiae Committee's successful brief, and the decision written by Justice Stevens.

"Contrary to the opinion of many of Kelo's supporters, the decision might be viewed as a "win" for all sides because the debate is not over. It now moves into the halls of Congress and the state legislatures. Our democratically elected officials will have a voice in shaping the next generation of eminent domain codes."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Full Story: Kelo v. City of New London

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95
Book cover of Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Featuring thought-provoking commentary and insights from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.
$18.95