Will Kelo V. New London Become Another Roe-vs-Wade?

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision on eminient domain, more and more Americans are concerned about their property rights.
August 25, 2005, 9am PDT | Zvi Leve
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Americans used to believe that their constitution protected private property. The Fifth Amendment allows the state to seize it only for “public use”, and so long as “just compensation” is paid. “Public use” has traditionally been taken to mean something like a public highway. According to The Economist, the recent Kelo -vs- New London Supreme Court decision changes that relationship, and more and more private citizens are becoming concerned.

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Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 in The Economist
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