Castle Coalition & IJ Publications


Building Empires, Destroying Homes:
Eminent Domain Abuse in New York

by the Institute for Justice
Published October 2009


The Truth About Times Square
by William J. Stern
Published April 2009

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Baltimore’s Flawed Renaissance
The Failure of Plan-Control-Subsidize Redevelopment

Published June 2008


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Simplify, Don't Subsidize
The Right Way to Support Private Development

Published June 2008

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California Scheming
What Every Californian Should Know About Eminent Domain Abuse

Published March 2008

Doomsday? No Way

Doomsday? No Way
Economic Trends and Post-Kelo Eminent Domain Reform

Published January 2008


Victimizing the Vulnerable
The Demographics of Eminent Domain Abuse

Published June 2007


50 State Report Card
Tracking Eminent Domain Reform Legislation since Kelo

Continuously Updated


Perspectives on Eminent Domain Abuse

Development Without Eminent Domain
Foundation of Freedom Inspires Urban Growth

By Curt Pringle, Mayor of the City of Anaheim

Published June 2007


Perspectives on Eminent Domain Abuse

Eminent Domain & African Americans
What is the Price of the Commons?

By Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD

Published February 2007


Dreher and Echeverria: Disinformation & Errors on Eminent Domain A Response to Kelo’s Unanswered Questions

Published January 2007


Opening the Floodgates: Eminent Domain Abuse in a Post-Kelo World

By Dana Berliner

Published June 2006


Redevelopment Wrecks: 20 Failed Projects Involving Eminent Domain Abuse

Published June 2006


Myths and Realities of Eminent Domain Abuse: In the debate over eminent domain abuse, municipalities and developers often advance myths in defense of the government’s use of this power for private commercial development. response to those myths, the Castle Coalition offers something far more compelling—the truth.

Published June 2006

espanolsurvivalguide.jpg Manual de Supervivencia contra el Uso Abusivo del Dominio Eminente; Estrategias de base para ganar la batalla contra el uso abusivo del dominio eminente  (Spanish Language Survival Guide)

Eminent Domain Abuse Survival Guide: Activists nationwide have used the Eminent Domain Abuse Survival Guide to successfully fight illegitimate land-grabs. Expanding on the most effective practical strategies to protect your property outside of the courtroom, the Survival Guide is designed to be a comprehensive roadmap for any grassroots battle against eminent domain for private development.


Kelo v. City of New London: What it Means and the Need for Real Eminent Domain Reform

The Institute for Justice's seven-page white paper, explains to legislators and the public why eminent domain reform is urgently needed in the wake of Kelo.

Published 2005


Public Power Private Gain: A Five-Year State By State Report Examining the Abuses of Eminent Domain

The Institute for Justice documents more than 10,000 instances of eminent domain abuse in just a five-year-period—the first ever report to document private-to-private takings.
By Dana Berliner

Published April 2003


Government Theft: The Top 10 Abuses of Eminent Domain

The Institute for Justice brings together the 10 most egregious uses of eminent domain for private purposes from 1998 to 2001.

Published 2002


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