Over six years ago Bruce Ratner—a top political contributor and law school friend of then Gov. George Pataki—asked Pataki to use eminent domain to seize 22 acres of prime Brooklyn real estate and hand them over for his Atlantic Yards development plan. These 22 acres happened to include Daniel Goldstein's home and the homes and businesses of his neighbors. Tomorrow, New York's highest court will hear their landmark case challenging this abuse of eminent domain. As Goldstein explains, private developers have no right to his home.
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