Washington Law Review


Tim Benedict


In State ex rel. Washington State Convention & Trade Center v. Evans, the Supreme Court of Washington held that an exercise of eminent domain for a convention center expansion project containing private developments utilizing most of the project's developed space would not violate the Washington public-use requirement In so doing, the court made the already confusing and contradictory Washington case law concerning public use in the context of eminent domain even more unpredictable. This Note argues that the court should have adopted a public-purpose analysis and thereby clarified the Washington public-use requirement.

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