California courts are effectively closed to the private litigant seeking to challenge a finding of "necessity" in condemnation cases. In order to overcome the insulation and bureaucratic bias of sponsoring agencies and to insure that decisions effecting permanent changes in our diminishing natural resources are made only after thoughtful and objective consideration, California must reverse its present judicial policies.
Michael V. McIntire,
"Necessity" in Condemnation Cases--Who Speaks for the People?,
22 Hastings L.J. 561
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