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Is Kelo Good For Urban Planning?

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court to uphold the use of eminent domain was seen as an endorsement of professional planning. Bit this is not true, writes Sam Staley in this week's Op-Ed.

"The Court clearly upheld the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes, but to interpret this as support for planning would be a mistake. In fact, all the references to planning were procedural. No attempt was made to examine the substance of the process or the plan. Whether planning created good or bad outcomes was immaterial."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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