This is just a quick post to urge property professors to add Jeff Benedict’s Little Pink House to their summer reading lists. The book, which Dahlia Lithwick and Ilya Somin thoroughly reviewed a while back, is a law-lite acocunt of the conflict between Suzette Kelo and the City of New London, Connecticut. Benedict clearly sides with Kelo early in the book, so I found myself reading Little Pink House with a very large grain of salt. But it’s still a great beach book for property profs, primarily because it’s chockfull of details that many are unlikely to have read elsewhere. There’s no question that my class on the meaning of public use will be better for having read this book.