Using Eminent Domain To Support Big-Boxes?

Is the government's power of eminent domain being abused to clear land for big-box retailers in sales tax-strapped cities?
December 9, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Property-rights advocates say the use of condemnation for big boxes is an abuse of government power that subsidizes big retailers at original landowners' expense. "They're the new generation of robber barons, like the railroads of the 19th century" says Gideon Kanner, a professor emeritus at Loyola University Law School in Los Angeles. "They look upon this as the new way of doing business."

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Published on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 in Wall St. Journal
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