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Book Review: Jeff Benedict's 'Little Pink House:' The Back Story of the Kelo Case

33 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2009 Last revised: 26 Jan 2010

George Lefcoe

University of Southern California Law School

Date Written: August 10, 2009

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Lefcoe, George, Book Review: Jeff Benedict's 'Little Pink House:' The Back Story of the Kelo Case (August 10, 2009). USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 9-32; Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, p. 925, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1446796 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1446796

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