City of Richmond: The Next Kelo? - Podcast

Environmental Law & Property Rights and Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Groups Podcast

August 13, 2013

Richard A. Epstein, Dean A. Reuter

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  City of Richmond: The Next Kelo? - MP3
Running Time: 0:56:29

Richmond CaliforniaLast week, a lawsuit was filed in an attempt to halt a plan by the City of Richmond, California, to seize home loans using the power of eminent domain. While most of the loans are "under water," most are also performing -- monthly payments are being made by homeowners in a timely fashion. The claimants assert that the City of Richmond plan is unconstitutional in at least one of several potential respects, making arguments about under-valuation and public use. Is this another Kelo moment for the courts? Are the claims ripe? These and other questions were addressed during our Teleforum, which will be open to the press.


  • Professor Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Moderator: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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