Eminent Domain At Gunpoint

Cities can't be trusted with sweeping eminent domain powers, writes Reason columnist Jacob Sullum.
February 20, 2006, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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" 'Cities use eminent domain most often as a negotiating tool with property owners,' explained Peterson, who was speaking for the National League of Cities. 'Just having the tool available makes it possible to negotiate with landowners.' Sure it doesâ€"in the same way just having a gun available makes it possible for a bank robber to negotiate with a teller."

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Published on Saturday, February 18, 2006 in Reason Magazine
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