Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The "Battle of Brooklyn" funding homestretch and a December 10 screening

With some 15 hours to go, the producers of the Battle of Brooklyn documentary say they need about $4500 more to gain $25,000 in matching funds.

On December 10, a screening (RSVP required) of the first portion of the film will be followed by a panel discussion about the use and abuse of eminent domain in New York, featuring:
  • Mindy Fullilove, PhD, professor at Columbia University and author of Root Shock
  • William Stern, former CEO of New York State's Urban Development Corp.
  • Daniel Goldstein, lead plaintiff, Goldstein v. Empire State Development Corp.
  • Michael Galinsky, producer, Battle of Brooklyn
  • Norman Siegel, civil rights attorney
  • Robert McNamara, attorney, Institute for Justice
It's notable that, in the eminent domain context a longtime liberal like Siegel finds himself in common cause with the libertarians of the Institute for Justice, an organization that infuriates many who consider themselves reasonable supporters of eminent domain.

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