PRFA Happening — Fall 2004

PRFA’s Friend of the Court Brief Accepted in Kelo v. New London; U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court announced in October that it will hear the appeal of the nationally prominent eminent domain case known as Kelo v. New London, where homes in a desirable, non-blighted waterfront neighborhood are being taken for a private developer solely to accomplish economic improvement. The Supreme Court accepted the “friend of the court,” or amicus curiae, brief submitted by PRFA petitioning to hear the appeal. H. Christopher Bartolomucci and a group of associates at Hogan and Hartson, Washington, D.C., represented PRFA. They will continue to do so with PRFA’s friend of the court brief when the case is actually argued before the Supreme Court. PRFA’s stance is that the constitution does not allow property to be condemned to transfer it from one private party to another.

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