This study is the first to analyze concrete data to determine patterns in the use of eminent domain. The analysis includes a survey of law review articles, practitioners’ manuals, and reported Massachusetts opinions; structured interviews with legal practitioners; and a review of Massachusetts eminent domain statutes, especially in comparison to the 1974 Model Eminent Domain Code.
About Michael Malamut
Michael E. Malamut is a staff attorney at the New England Legal Foundation. A graduate of Princeton University (A.B. 1982, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1985), Mr. Malamut previously worked at the Boston Housing Authority and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry, then a United States District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey. He has published articles, book reviews, and student work on a variety of subjects, including law and economics, civil rights, international law, privacy rights, and parliamentary procedure in the Harvard International Law Journal, Law and Sexuality, Bimonthly Review of Law Books, National Parliamentarian, and Parliamentary Journal. He, his wife Catherine, and their son Max (born November 13, 2000) live in Boston.