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Eminent Domain

March 10, 2020, 9am PDT
While Texas Central's plan to build a high-speed rail link between Houston and Dallas has already dealt with years of opposition from rural communities, big fights over the use of eminent domain have yet to begin.
The Dallas Morning News
February 4, 2020, 9am PST
Los Angeles has taken a rare step in anti-eviction action, considering the use of eminent domain to protect tenants of an apartment building in a gentrifying part of the city.
Los Angeles Magazine
December 17, 2019, 11am PST
Atlanta's worsening housing affordability set the stage for a controversy over the city's use of eminent domain to build a new park and stormwater retention facility.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 3, 2019, 11am PDT
In cities like Boston, the government’s right to take private property displaced residents and destroyed vulnerable neighborhoods and communities.
The Urbanist
September 11, 2019, 11am PDT
Details provided regarding the Virginia Supreme Court ruling in Helmick Family Farm, LLC v. Commissioner of Highways.
Inversecondemnation.com
June 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Iowa Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling that found that the Iowa Utilities Board was justified in giving the private owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline the use of eminent domain. Climate change was considered in the ruling.
Des Moines Register
April 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Critics are pointing to a discrepancy between the plan and the reality in terms of how much private property must be acquired through eminent domain to make the state of Missouri's Hyperloop dreams come true.
The Kansas City Star
January 17, 2019, 8am PST
Property acquisition in Texas won't come easy.
The Washington Post
November 26, 2018, 11am PST
Delays in acquiring properties are costing the project significant amounts of time and money.
Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2018, 9am PDT
A proposal for high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas is highlighting the state’s social and political divisions.
Curbed
March 26, 2018, 1pm PDT
Clear communication and a fair trade let Euclid, Ohio begin to rethink its lakefront--and its future.
NextCity
February 9, 2018, 6am PST
The borough of Emerson, New Jersey is testing the limits of eminent domain.
NorthJersey
October 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Several communities across Massachusetts are looking to take private property to build new schools.
Boston Globe
August 18, 2017, 10am PDT
The city of Houston and Texas Central Partners signed an MOU this week that details how some of the work on the high-speed rail project will proceed.
Houston Chronicle
August 9, 2017, 12pm PDT
A piece in The Nation argues a Denver highway plan will further shrink the black community in that city through the use of eminent domain.
The Nation
July 21, 2017, 8am PDT
Developers had plans for the largest undeveloped waterfront property north of Hoboken in the state of New Jersey. The borough of Edgewater has other plans.
NorthJersey
July 16, 2017, 9am PDT
Call it a reverse Chinatown.
Los Angeles Times
April 29, 2017, 5am PDT
A tent city occupation in Atlanta is among several recent actions in cities around the country. Residents fearing displacement at the hands of publicly supported private development are organizing, and running for office, against it.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 17, 2017, 6am PDT
One of the nuggets of significance in the Trump Administration's budget draft indicates the president's seriousness about building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.
The Wall Street Journal
February 27, 2017, 2pm PST
The California high-speed rail project is not alone in confronting legal and political obstacles. The main issue in Texas that has aroused opposition to the privately financed, 240-mile Dallas to Houston bullet train is the use of eminent domain.
The Texas Tribune