ESPM 50 F_10 WR - Weekly reflections week 4 questions 1 Mayor Ray Nagins Bring New Orleans Back Commission and others have argued that many houses

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Weekly reflections: week 4 questions 1) Mayor Ray Nagin’s Bring New Orleans Back Commission and others have argued that many houses in the Lower 9th Ward must be condemned and bulldozed to serve the needs of public health and safety in rebuilding New Orleans. They have invoked the concept of ‘eminent domain’ - the right of a sovereign to seize private property for public use in exchange for payment of fair market value to the property owner - to justify taking the land on which these houses rest. Many Lower 9 th Ward residents have cited their ‘right of return’ as the basis for their claims to retaining ownership of land and stopping the condemnation of their homes. How might residents use the notion that property is a social process to argue against the use of eminent domain by the City of New Orleans and for a right of return. Include a brief description of MacPherson’s explanation of property as a social process.
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course ESPM 28984 taught by Professor Spreyer during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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