When you get a chance check out our latest article dealing with the state of property rights in general, and in the context of eminent domain in particular. Gideon Kanner, Do We Need to Impair or Strengthen Property Rights in Order to “Fulfill Their Unique Role”? A Response to Professor Dyal-Chand, 31 Hawaii L. Rev. 419 (2009).
If you are interested in learning what really happened in Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff, check out footnotes 30 through 34, and the associated text.