Burcat Quoted in Article on Aftermath of Supreme Court Takings Case

Burcat Quoted in Article on Aftermath of Supreme Court Takings Case

"States Race to Respond to Supreme Court Takings Case", Kansas City Record

September 2, 2005

Joel R. Burcat, a Partner in the Harrisburg office and Chair of the Environment, Energy and Utilities Department, is quoted in this article about the controversial aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that local governments may seize private property through the power of eminent domain for public use, even where the sole purpose is economic development.

The article focuses on how the decision has sparked an avalanche of proposed legislation in Congress and states around the country. To date, 16 states have enacted legislation on this topic since June 30.

Mr. Burcat said the normal news cycle for a Supreme Court decision is two or three days. "But it's been over a month now, and this is still a very, very hot issue - and one that is not going to go away anytime soon," he said.