Bob McGinnity

Bob McGinnity is not against development in West Haven—in fact, he has offered to sell his large backyard to the city for use in the shopping center, provided he and his uncle get to stay in their homes. City officials have refused to even consider his offer. Building around Bob and his uncle would require the relocation of a few small stores, at the most—a small price to pay to avoid destroying a retiree’s childhood home and throwing his elderly uncle out of his last remaining refuge.

  • September 28, 2016    |   Private Property

    West Haven Eminent Domain

    Stopping Kelo From Happening Again

    In 2016, the Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of West Haven, Connecticut resident Bob McGinnity (along with two of his elderly family members) in a challenge to the government’s attempt to condemn his home in order to build a shopping center. The City of West Haven’s redevelopment plan called for land to…

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