Discussing “Let There Be Blight: Blight Condemnations in New York After Goldstein and Kaur” by Ilya Somin

2. “Blight, Pretext, and Eminent Domain in New York” by Ilya Somin

March 12th, 2012

1. “Rethinking Balancing Tests in Blight Condemnation Jurisprudence” by Rick Hills

February 3rd, 2012

Professor Somin has written an incisive critique of the New York Court of Appeals’ decisions in Kaur[1] and Goldstein,[2] the gist of which is that the Court did not do enough to stop “highly abusive blight condemnations.”[3]  There are, however, two difficulties with the critique. 

“Let There Be Blight: Blight Condemnations in New York After Goldstein and Kaur” by Ilya Somin

February 3rd, 2012

The New York Court of Appeals’ two recent blight condemnation decisions are the most widely publicized and controversial property rights rulings since the Supreme Court decided