Eychaner v. City of Chicago: Repercussions after The Supreme Court refuses to take up a Takings Clause Reconsideration
On February 21, 2023, the Catholic Law community joined together for the second presentation of the 2023 Student Scholars Series, given by third-year law student Mark Tocchio. Tocchio's work entitled, "Eychaner v. City of Chicago: Repercussions after The Supreme Court refuses to take up a Takings Clause Reconsideration," examines the vulnerability of property owners having their property taken away in urban and low-income areas. The Presentation respondent was Mark S. Bourbeau, Esq. of DTM, PC.
In July 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert. in Eychaner v. City of Chicago, an eminent domain case that presented the Court with an opportunity to address the controversial holding established in Kelo v. City of New London. Without reconsidering Kelo, and by failing to reject the “future blight” justification presented in Eychaner, the Court has made private property owners in urban and low-income areas vulnerable to the taking of property for the benefit of those with political power and deep pockets.
Tocchio, Mark and Bourbeau, Mark S., "Eychaner v. City of Chicago: Repercussions after The Supreme Court refuses to take up a Takings Clause Reconsideration" (2023). Student Scholar Series. 43.