Instead of an in-person Spring Meeting this year, the ABA Section of State & Local Government Law will be "meeting" virtually from March 31-April 2, 2009. As part of the meeting, the Section will be featuring a series of teleconference and live audio webcasts on a variety of subjects including topics near and dear to us: workforce housing, condemnation, land use, and green regulations. You can register for all programs, or individual subjects. A complete list of programs is posted here.
I will be participating as faculty in two of the programs: Condemnation Hot Topics (April 1, 2009 from 2:00 - 3:30pm EDT) and Hot Topics in Land Use Law (April 2, 2009 from noon - 1:30 EDT). I'll be speaking about the issue of public use and pretext in eminent domain, and recent cases questioning the government's ability to take property.
Registration information is available on the links. If you can't make it for the live programs, the ABA is making recordings available also. I hope you can join in.