Friday, March 03, 2006

CSPAN - Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 a.m.

Author and journalist Steven Greenhut spoke at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California about his book “Abuse of Power: The Government Misuse of Eminent Domain.” Timothy Sandefur, an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, joins the author in discussing the various ways the government has abused the power of eminent domain in the pursuit of seizure of property from private owners. The panelists’ discussion ranges from the time of American colonization to present day. They also talk about the 2005 Supreme Court case Kelo v. New London in which Mr. Sandefur wrote a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of members in the Kelo party. The discussion is moderated by David Theroux, president and founder of the Independent Institute.