Kelo v. City of New London

Judge Sonia Sotomayor was asked for her opinion regarding Kelo v. City of New London during her confirmation hearing. Sen. Herb Kohl questioned her about the controversial Supreme Court 2005 ruling that a taking for economic development satisfied the “public use” requirement of the Fifth Amendment even if the property would be sold or leased

An appeal recently filed with the U.S. Supreme Court asks the Court to revisit its controversial decision in Kelo v. City of New London. In Goldstein, et al., v. Pataki, et al., property owners are challenging a project in Brooklyn known as the Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment Project.  The properties were condemned for