Supreme Court To Hear Case For Expanding Eminent Domain
When the new Supreme Court season begins in October, the Court will hear a case regarding redevelopment plans by the City of New London, CT. "While eminent domain in the past was generally limited to government projects, like roads or public buildings, or to what used to be known as slum clearance, local governments are increasingly finding it convenient to use eminent domain to clear land for private development that will enhance the tax base." New London's plans for the 90-acre neighborhood of small homes include a waterfront hotel and conference center, office space for high technology research and development, retail space and 80 new homes. Current residents of the redevelopment area argued that their area was not "blighted."
Thanks to Kurt Paulsen