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Wrecking Ball: Taking Eminent Domain Private

In the article Is Eminent Domain the Only Hope For Redeveloping Inner Cities? [REJ] [1], eminent domain has been used effectively in blighted areas for economic redevelopment, but not without controversy. Opponents contend that economic redevelopment can occur without eminent domain.

After the KELO et al. v. CITY OF NEW LONDON et al. [Find Law] [2] case, where the state powers were upheld for taking property for private development, state legislatures are beginning to react:

Here’s a summary of additional states reactions to the Kelo ruling: Eminent Domain: States React to Kelo Decision [APA] [6]

For more details on Eminent Domain:
[Eminent Domain: Nice Home, I’ll Take It] [Matrix] [7]
[Eminent Domain: What The Supreme Court Ruling Means To NYC] [Gotham Gazette] [8]