The Problem with Pretext

@inproceedings{Blais2011ThePW,
  title={The Problem with Pretext},
  author={Lynn E. Blais},
  year={2011}
}
"It is a familiar principle of constitutional law that [the Supreme Court] will not strike down an otherwise constitutional statute on the basis of an alleged illicit legislative motive." (1) Introduction I. A Brief History of Public Use, including Kelo II. The Kelo Aftermath III. The Power of Pretext? A. The Origins of Pretext in Eminent Domain B. Pretext in its Contemporary Form--Kelo IV. The Problem With Pretext A. Unconstitutional Motive B. Pretext and Public Use C. Additional… CONTINUE READING

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