As part of this year's 10th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference in New York City, I have organized a panel on post-Kelo eminent domain reform. The panel will be held on Friday at 9:00-10:45 AM, in the Tansa Room of the Parker Meridien Hotel (118 W. 57th St.). Participants include prominent eminent domain scholars such as James Ely (Vanderbilt), David Dana (Northwestern), Daniel Kelly (a visiting fellow at Yale), and my colleague Steve Eagle. I'm not going to be officially participating myself, but will be present as the panel organizer. The participants' papers, along with contributions by Richard Epstein and Andrew Morriss, will be published in an upcoming symposium in the Supreme Court Economic Review, edited by co-blogger Todd Zywicki and myself.
As I discuss in more detail in this paper, over 40 states, as well as the federal government, have passed eminent domain reform laws since the Supreme Court decided Kelo v. City of New London. There has been more legislative reaction against Kelo than any other Supreme Court decision of at least the last 35 years. So if you're going to be at the AALS conference and have an interest in property law, eminent domain, or the political impact of Supreme Court decisions, try not to miss this panel. I hope to see you there.