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Supreme Court Continues to Avoid Eminent Domain Cases Post-Kelo

In his 2005 concurrence in the eminent domain case Kelo v. City of New London, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy argued that while the local officials in Connecticut did possess he lawful authority to seize private property and then hand it over to a private developer for purposes of so-called economic revitalization, the government could not simply wield this power any time it wanted on behalf of its politically-connected friends.
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