Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"Local activists see it as a precious piece of Chicago’s waterfront, a place of open views and public ownership."

The New York Times had a piece a couple days ago about the battle over the museum George Lucas wants to build in Chicago, where, amusingly (to me anyway), supporters of the museum have bumped up against the real "public trust doctrine."  (As I explain in my chapter in this collection, there is a public trust doctrine, but it's not at all what the Deaccession Police think it is. For them, it's just a phrase they've latched onto to achieve their policy goals.)