Protecting citizens’ right to open and accessible courts: North Carolina’s Proposed Takings Clause

The North Carolina Republican Attorneys Association is pleased to announce it will be hosting a panel discussion on House Bill 8, Eminent Domain on October 17, 2011 at Campbell Law School in Downtown Raleigh.

Our esteemed participants include:

Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, 

North Carolina House Member Representative Paul Stam, 

and Deputy City Attorney at Raleigh, Francis Rasberry


This constitutional amendment will address the available uses for condemned property and will require just compensation for the loss suffered by the person of interest.  The panel will address whether in light of the Kelo v. City of New London, decision, NC Supreme Court decisions, our State Constitution and other States’ Constitutions, if there is a need for the additional protection of a “takings clause” in our State Constitution, as well as the amendment’s effect on governments and individuals.  The current House Bill has taken many forms over the years, the panel will discuss those changes, the State Constitution Amendment process, and the need, or lack thereof, for this Constitutional Amendment.  The panel will be taking questions from submissions online.   Please submit your questions below!

Event details:

Open to the public and FREE, just fill out registration below
October 17, 2011, Monday
Campbell Law School in Downtown Raleigh
225 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Registration will begin at 5 pm
Panel discussion will begin at 6 pm with an anticipated end time of 7 pm

Please register on the form below to attend!

Register and Submit Questions for the Discussion on North Carolina’s Proposed Takings Clause

We would love to hear from you! Please fill out the form to register and submit your questions to our esteemed panelist for the October 17th discussion at Campbell Law School in Downtown Raleigh.