Eminent Domain News, February 4, 2008

Atlantic Yards: Full coverage from the The New York Observer and Ilya Somin talks about the “Shortcomings of Kelo” over at The Volokh Conspiracy.

Glassboro, New Jersey: Citing his poor health, Suleiman Arifi has (grudgingly) settled out of court with the Borough of Glassboro.

East Lansing, Michigan may use eminent domain in its downtown redevelopment.

Las Cruces, New Mexico is thinking about eminent domain although most of its citizens oppose it.

Virginia: Local officials are complaining that the eminent domain reform passed last year is hampering their efforts to redevelop. Essentially, it’s functioning as it should, forcing officials to differentiate between actual blight and well-maintained properties.