James Huffman | Right to Property

James Huffman

Speaking on the 'State’s right to exercise eminent domain' and 'how the difference in the public opinion influences the judiciary to take discourses from its past judgements'. Prof. James Huffman, Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law, Lewis and Clarke Law School, says, "The main purpose or objective of the state to use eminent domain is to ensure equal generation of wealth in the society by equal distribution of natural resources to the people. But once the main objective becomes far-fetched or impossible to accomplish, there is no point of exercising such an arbitrary right."