This Land is My Land: Eminent Domain Reform After Kelo v. City of New London

Event Date - January 17, 2006

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January 17, 2006

The Goldwater Institute and the Institute for Justice invite you to a legislative briefing This Land is My Land: Eminent Domain Reform After Kelo v. City of New London featuring Benjamin Barr, Constitutional Policy Analyst, Dorothy D. and Joseph A. Moller Center for Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute Tim Keller, Executive Director, Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter Hon. Chuck Gray, Arizona House of Representatives, District 19 Hon. Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona House of Representatives, District 15

IN KELO V. CITY OF NEW LONDON, the United States Supreme Court shocked the nation by holding that the U.S. Constitution permits local governments to seize private property and transfer it to private developers for the purpose of generating higher tax revenues and new jobs. The Kelo opinion stands as an open invitation for states to strengthen their eminent domain laws.

Since Kelo, many states have accepted that invitation and have reformed, or are in the process of reforming, their eminent domain laws. In a forthcoming Goldwater Institute policy brief, co-authors Benjamin Barr and Tim Keller examine eminent domain myths and outline the reforms necessary to preserve private property in Arizona after Kelo. Please join the Goldwater Institute and the Institute for Justice for a discussion on the importance of eminent domain reform and a blueprint for reform in Arizona.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 8:00~9:30 a.m. *Location Change* Arizona State Capitol House of Representatives House Hearing Room #4 1700 West Washington Phoenix, AZ 85007.  This event is free of charge. Continental breakfast will be served.            

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