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Eminent Domain For Sale

April 27, 2014
By JAMES BLISS , Post-Journal

In June of 2005, the Supreme Court ruled in the case: Kelo v. the City of New London, CT. I will always remember the moment I learned of the decision. It was truly a landmark moment in the battle for freedom and equality. Lead plaintiff, Susette Kelo sued the city of New London, Conn. for abusing the power of eminent domain. For those not familiar, eminent domain has historically given government the right to seize privately owned property so long as the owner was justly compensated and the seizure of the property was deemed as benefiting the public good, or "for public use." This typically includes roads, bridges, dams, or utility stations. The decision in the Kelo case intrinsically altered those restrictive principles in several different ways.

 
 
 

 

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