In a controversial, precedent-setting decision in mid-2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution permitted local governments to use their power of eminent domain to forcibly acquire and transfer private property. This film examines the uses and abuses of eminent domain by the City of Philadelphia as it attempts to redefine itself through "urban renewal.”
October 5, 2006 - 5.30 pm refreshments, 6.00 pm. screening
University of the District of Columbia
David A Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave.
Building 39, Room 201
Dr Deirdre Evans-Pritchard: 202-274-6256, firstname.lastname@example.org