While NY's highest court upheld Columbia University's Manhattanville expansion, two property holdouts and State Senator Bill Perkins are hoping that the Supreme Court will hear the case. The Columbia Spectator reports that the holdouts' attorneys "are appealing the decision to the Supreme Court of the United States, arguing that the decision promotes an abuse of eminent domain law and violates fundamental constitutional rights." Perkins' brief also "[asserts] that the Court of Appeals ignored legal safeguards articulated in the landmark 2005 Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. City of New London."