Supreme Court Takes Eminent Domain Case

Lawlor, James
December 2004
Planning;Dec2004, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p39
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the case of Kelo v. City of New London, in which the aggrieved land-owners' petition for review was accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court. It gave the high court an opportunity to reinforce prior rulings which determined what constitutes public use and justified condemnation of private property and placed limits on the exercise of that power as some state courts did recently. The court concluded that an economic development plan that the city rationally had determined, would promote significant economic development.


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