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Upcoming talks on property rights and eminent domain at the University of Oklahoma and Northwestern University [Updated with information about the location of the Northwestern talk]


Next week, I will be speaking on property rights, eminent domain, and public use at the University of Oklahoma and the Northwestern University School of law.

On Monday, November 3, 1:30-2:30 PM, I will be giving a presentation on "Congress, Popular Constitutionalism, and Public Use" at the University of Oklahoma Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage Symposium on "The People, The Congress, The Constitution." My talk will focus on Congress' important, but oft-ignored role in debates over property rights and public use limitations on eminent domain from the 19th century to the present day.

On Thursday November 6, 12-1:20 PM, I will do a presentation on forthcoming book The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain at Northwestern University School of Law. This will be the first book about the controversial Kelo case and its implications for property rights, by a legal scholar. This event is sponsored by the Northwestern Federalist Society, and will include commentary by Northwestern law Professor Janice Nadler, who has done important work on public opinion on property rights and the political backlash generated by the Kelo decision.

UPDATE: The Northwestern talk will be in Rubloff 150.