Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) honored two journalists in 2010 with the Crystal Eagle Award for journalism and effort to be critical and objective, specifically with respect to their investigative reportage and balanced analysis regarding the government’s use of eminent domain.
Annually, OCA identifies individuals who have made a substantial contribution toward advancing private property rights, presenting the Crystal Eagle Award to each as a symbol of the freedoms protected through their work. Past recipients include Gideon Kanner, Esq. (Professor Emeritus, Loyola School of Law and of-counsel, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles), Dana Berliner, Esq. (Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice ), Dean Starkman (Journalist, The Wall Street Journal ), Professor James Ely (Vanderbilt University and author of The Guardian of Every Other Right ), Dennis Hartig (Journalist and News Editor, The Virginian-Pilot ) as well as Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes (Fox News Channel talk show co-hosts).
Norman Oder, freelance journalist and creator of the watchdog blog Atlantic Yards Report, and Robbie Whelan, Business/Real Estate Reporter for The Daily Record (Baltimore, Maryland) and freelance writer/blogger were honored with the Crystal Eagle Award at OCA’s Tenth Annual Meeting on February 6, 2010.
ABOUT OWNERS’ COUNSEL OF AMERICA:
Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA), www.ownerscounsel.com, is a voluntary network of experienced eminent domain attorneys from across the nation, representing property owners facing condemnation or other infringements to the constitutional guarantee of private ownership, and dedicated to advancing the cause of property rights. OCA is a non-profit association committed to preserve and defend the rights of private property owners, large and small, locally and nationally. Robert Denlow of Denlow & Henry is a charter member.