Today, starting at 2:00 p.m. ET, the New York Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Kaur v. New York State Urban Development Corp. In that case, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (First Department) struck down the attempted taking of land north of Columbia University in New York City because of the record reflected overwhelming private benefit and lack of "blight." We analyzed the Appellate Division's opinion here.
The Court of Appeals webcasts oral arguments, so we will be able to follow along and live blog the event in the window below. Joining me will be eminent domain scholar and property owners' advocate Tim Sandefur, and my Damon Key colleague and fellow condemnation law attorney Mark Murakami.
The briefs are posted below the live blog window.
Here are the briefs in the Court of Appeals:
- Brief for the New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation
- Brief amicus curiae of NY State Senator Bill Perkins (Sen. Perkins represents Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Washington Heights)