Book Review: Jeff Benedict's 'Little Pink House:' The Back Story of the Kelo Case
University of Southern California Law School
August 10, 2009
USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 9-32
Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, p. 925, 2010
Little Pink House is a fast paced account by Jeff Benedict of the events surrounding the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London. Along with tracking Benedict’s story line, this review also highlights some of the core legal and policy issues that are an important part of the story for law-trained readers. At the core of the tale is how Kelo and a handful of her neighbors challenged the New London Development Corporation’s (NLDC) use of eminent domain for the economic redevelopment of the Fort Trumbull neighborhood. A libertarian-inspired public interest law firm named the Institute for Justice (IJ) agreed to represent the beleaguered property owners.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Date posted: August 10, 2009 ; Last revised: January 26, 2010