As we predicted a while back, the New York Court of Appeals reversed the Appellate Division’s opinion in the Kaur case. Kaur was a challenge to the taking of a Manhattanville neighborhood for the expansion of Columbia University. The Appellate Division struck down the attempted taking, but as noted, the New York Court of Appeals reversed.
Stay tuned for the details.
Update. For a comprehensive listing of reviews of commentaries on the Kaur case (with links) go to http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/2010/06/fridays-columbia-blight-case-kaur-links.html