Download audio Patrick J. Wright on eminent domain abuse (Apple QuickTime)

Patrick Wright
Patrick J. Wright

The Mackinac Center’s July 18 property rights forum in Bay City, Mich., featured three speakers: Mackinac Center Senior Legal Analyst Patrick J. Wright; Nancy Kurdziel, president of Prime Housing Inc.; and Russ Harding, senior environmental policy analyst at the Mackinac Center and a former head of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Wright spoke about the turbulent history of Michigan’s judicial rulings on eminent domain and about local governments’ ongoing abuse of blight designations to achieve takings of well-maintained homes and businesses. A video excerpt of his remarks is posted above. The segment is 5 minutes and 6 seconds long. QuickTime playback requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher.

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