At Supreme Atlantic Yards Hearing, Questions of Process

Right out of the gate, justices had a few questions for the lawyers petitioning the State Supreme Court's Appellate Division in a hearing Monday morning to block eminent domain for Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn.

"Can we really determine that in this framework?" interjected Justice Randall Eng, just barely after Jennifer Levy, an attorney representing a plaintiffs' group of businesses and individuals, mentioned the state's condemnation of the area in question.

"This is not an argument about the act of condemning," she replied. Instead, this part of the legal offensive against Bruce Ratner's project was more about process: The plaintiffs  read more »

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