Researching Public Law and Public Policy in the Public Interest
Gated communities across the country may help stabilize middle-class outcomes...
...but also contribute to an affordability burden in the nation's inner-ring suburbs.
This map of affordable housing transfers in New Jersey shows a geography of opportunity.
The Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, NJ

Faced with a growing crisis of homeowner residents whose properties are “underwater” or already in foreclosure, many cities around the United States have explored the possibility of expediting mortgage principal write-downs through the extraordinary exercise of eminent domain.

This article details Troutt's theory that legal localism --the judicially sanctioned principle of local autonomy over critical police powers and land use policy-- has functioned as the de facto successor to Jim Crow school and residential segregation as a result of key cases decided by the Supreme Court in the 1970s. This article from the Journal of Affordable Housing is largely excerpted from a larger article published in the Buffalo Law Review, entitled "Katrina's Window: Localism, Resegregation and Equitable Regionalism," 55 Buff. L. Rev. 1109 (2008), in which the author sets forth a more detailed case for regional equity.

From the Director

People don’t tend to think of their lives within structures, but rather as days, relationships and places.

Guest Analysis

The Rutgers Law School Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity is privileged to publish as

Issues in Equity

Richard Rothstein elucidates the ways in which state and local governments shaped moder

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