Here's what's going on today, the first day of the 33d annual ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation conference in Austin, Texas. We're at standing room only, with a record number of attendees and our usual nationally renown faculty.
We started off the day with our usual "Eminent Domain Update" session with Amy Brigham Boulris, and as mentioned, the links to the opinions which we discussed are going to be posted in a separate post today.
We are being followed by a panel on pipeline takings, one of the hot issues nationwide, with Joe Waldo, Matthew Ray, MAI, Thomas Peebles, and Dave Domina.
That session was followed by Professor Ilya Somin, talking about his book, "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain."
Above are our annual "proof of life" photos taken from the lectern, to show we are actually in the room and not out enjoying all that Austin has to offer.