Supreme Court To Rule On Eminent Domain

The Supreme Court will hear a case from Connecticut that will test the government's power of eminent domain.
October 1, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...In recent years, many cities began using their land-use authority to condemn older homes to clear the way for shopping malls, hotels, apartments and business complexes. Officials say these private developments bring public benefits, including jobs and more tax revenue... The justices voted to hear an appeal brought on behalf of several families in a working-class neighborhood of New London, Conn. Taking homes for private developments, they argue, is not what the Constitution means by public use."

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Published on Thursday, September 30, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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