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Eminent Domain: Abuse of Government Power?
Posted: Wed. June 6, 2012

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In June 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kelo v. New London that local governments may force property owners to sell out and to make way for private economic development, even if the property is not blighted. In response, many states have passed legislation and proposed amendments to their state constitutions to block this unprecedented government assault on the rights of property owners.

Recorded: Tue. January 31, 2006
Experts: Steven Greenhut, Timothy M. Sandefur
Type: Institute Events
Issues: Housing, Land Use, Property Rights

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