New York's top court heard arguments on whether the state can legally seize private property to build Atlantic Yards, the proposed Nets arena. The outcome of the case will determine whether eminent domain can be used as a reason for new private development. Professor Christopher Serkin told the Daily News, "The stakes are very high. I don't think it's a frivolous case. I don't think it's a loser out of the box... But it does strike me as an uphill battle." If opponents win, the Atlantic Yards project may be scrapped completely.
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