Eminent Domain Use and Abuse

Eminent Domain Use and Abuse

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This book is a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London. It addresses the controversial and important question of when eminent domain may constitutionally be used to take property for projects that are not publicly owned and operated facilities, such as schools and town halls. The volume captures and conveys the context within which this debate is taking place as well as offers guidance concerning the Kelo decision itself and how it may be used.TM In doing so, they argued that text of the taking clause in the Michigan Constitution of 1963 speaks of aquot;public use. ... they were understood and used at the time.95 Eighteenth-century dictionaries defined public and private as oppo- sites.96anbsp;...

Title:Eminent Domain Use and Abuse
Author:Dwight H. Merriam, Mary Massaron Ross
Publisher:American Bar Association - 2006


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