Our final day was anchored, as usual, by Pacific Legal Foundation's Jim Burling, and property rights guru and advocate Michael Berger. Jim was his usual riveting self, and Michael supplied the insight to cases which only he can.
In case you are wondering, the above is the view from the dais, and no, I didn't bring a Spam calendar with me, it was a gift from a thoughtful New Jersey colleague who knows that Hawaii people love Spam. I will reserve comment on whether I love Spam, and simply say thank you for the calendar.
We finished the day strong with the National Forum, where audience members took the mic and shared their cases, issues, and results with the rest of us.
- Here's the decision on attorneys' fees in an expropriation case awarded to the condemning authority, which our Toronto colleague Shane Rayman spoke about.
- It's not just a Canada thing - here's the Idaho Supreme Court case awarding the condemnor attorneys' fees.
- John Groen, the lawyer who will be arguing Murr v. Wisconsin on behalf of the Murr Family (should the Court ever decide to schedule oral arguments) spoke about the status of the case and the way the arguments have played out.
- Here's that Florida District Court of Appeals decision discussed, about project announcement and inverse condemnation.
If you attended the Conference or served on the faculty, and have a web site or blog about issues other Conference participants should know about, send your URL my way, and I will post them up later this week. We should keep the conversation going.