TITLE

Kelo Is Last of Four Key Supreme Court Decisions

AUTHOR(S)
Lucero, Lora
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Planning;Jul2005, Vol. 71 Issue 7, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the judgment given by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kelo v. City of New London case. It was ruled that taking private property for the purpose of economic development satisfies the "public use" requirement of the Fifth Amendment. Declining to craft a higher standard of review for such takings, it was noted that "for more than a century, the public use jurisprudence has wisely eschewed rigid formulas and intrusive scrutiny in favor of affording legislatures broad latitude in determining what public needs justify the use of the takings power." Suzette Kelo and other property owners in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood challenged New London, arguing that the city's proposed land takings were not for a public use because their properties were not blighted and the parcels would be turned over to private developers. The majority opinion mentions the words "planner," "plan," and "planning" more than 30 times.
ACCESSION #
17595999

 

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