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Prop 90 Debate Tomorrow

Tomorrow at Chapman University there will be a debate regarding proposition 90. It’s free to the general public. Here’s the information:

WHAT: A symposium on eminent domain issues and debate on Proposition 90 (an initiative that would restrict eminent domain).

Co-sponsored by Chapman University Federalist Society and Pacific Legal Foundation. More information at PLF’s website:

WHERE: Chapman Law School, Room 237, One University Drive, Orange,
California 92866.
WHEN: Friday, October 20
1:00 p.m. Panel One: History of Eminent Domain and Current Controversies.
3:30 p.m. Panel Two: DEBATE on Prop. 90, which, if passed, would restrict
eminent domain and other regulation.

“Yes on 90”: Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Riverside; Professor Gideon Kanner,
Loyola Law School

“No on 90”: Gary Patton, Planning and Conservation League; Ken MacVey,
Best Best & Krieger

Moderator: Dave Stirling, Pacific Legal Foundation

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception.

You are invited to a discussion and debate on property rights and eminent
domain this Friday afternoon, October 20, at Chapman University School of
Law in Orange, California.

Co-sponsored by PLF, the event is entitled, “Eminent Domain: An Imminent
Danger?” Lead-off speaker will be PLF attorney Timothy Sandefur, whose new
book, “Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America,” has
just been published by the Cato Institute.

Another highlight will be a DEBATE on Proposition 90, the California
statewide initiative that would bar eminent domain for private projects and
impose other restrictions on land use regulations. David Stirling, PLF’s
vice president and a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, will
moderate the debate. Speaking in support of Proposition 90 will be
Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Riverside, and Loyola Law School Professor Gideon
Kanner, one of the nation’s leading authorities on property rights law. The
“no” side will be represented by prominent eminent domain attorney Ken
MacVey, and Gary Patton, executive director of the Planning and Conservation

Along with Pacific Legal Foundation, the event is co-sponsored by the law
firm of Nossaman Gunther Knox & Elliot, and the Chapman University
Federalist Society.

Admission is free, but attorneys may receive three units of CLE credit for
$15 ($10 for current Federalist Society members).

The first presentation starts at 1:00 p.m.; the debate commences at 3:30
p.m.; and a cheese and wine reception follows at 5:00 p.m.

Chapman University School of Law is at One University Drive, Orange CA
92866. For more information, visit PLF’s website: For
directions, visit Chapman’s web page.