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As Lawyers Argue Eminent Domain, Bloomberg Takes Ratner's Side

Lawyers for critics of the Barclays Center went to court Wednesday in a last ditch effort to stop Bruce Ratner from starting construction on the Nets new arena. But as they offered their arguments before a federal judge, Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered his support to Ratner, saying that a small landowner should not be able to thwart projects that will provide the city with needed housing and other amenities.