This past year, the Supreme Court decided three important regulatory takings cases, including Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Koontz, and Horne. At the state level, several states, including Virginia and Mississippi, recently adopted new constitutional amendments limiting the definition of public use and restricting the power of eminent domain. Many, including Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, have urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its Public Use Clause jurisprudence and overrule or limit cases such as Kelo v. City of New London. At both the state and federal level, takings law is very much in flux. This panel will assess where we are on important constitutional takings issues, and where we should be going.
The Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group hosted this panel on "New Directions in Takings Law" on Saturday, November 16, during the 2013 National Lawyers Convention.
Environmental Law: New Directions in Takings Law
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Mr. Paul J. Beard II, Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
- Prof. James L. Huffman, Dean Emeritus, Lewis & Clark Law School
- Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
- Prof. Stewart E. Sterk, H. Bert and Ruth Mack Professor of Real Estate Law, Cardozo School of Law
- Moderator: Hon. Edith Brown Clement, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit