New York and New Jersey need eminent domain reform

Fox Five News, Good Day New York segment, Eminent Domain Battle with Rosanna Scotto (May 21, 2010).

"In recent years there has been an increase in legal challenges to the law when 'blight' is used as the primary reason by the state for a takeover...'The eminent domain process is subject to abuse. Where the controversy comes in is in redevelopment projects under the Local Redevelopment Housing Law (in NJ) that says certain areas of a city are blighted,' Ward told co-host Rosanna Scotto."

Written By:Elaine Mittleman On May 22, 2010 11:23 AM

Bill - You did a very thorough job of explaining eminent domain and the problems with defining blight.