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John Ross on the Return of Eminent Domain Abuse

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Eminent domain abuse has fallen considerably since its high-water mark in 2005 when, in Kelo v. New London, the Supreme Court ruled that local officials can condemn property on the basis that there may be an alternate use for it tha...

Damon Root on Lessons from Kelo, the Eminent Domain Case That Wiped Out a Neighborhood

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The latest issue of The Weekly Standard describes the Supreme Court’s 2005 eminent domain ruling in Kelo v. City of New London as “a tragedy with all the classical Greek elements: hubris, turn of fortune, cathartic downfall, and pos...

Will Little Pink House Become the Erin Brockovich of the Eminent-Domain Abuse Movement?

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Former Reason TV producer Ted Balaker and his wife Courtney Balaker are producing a movie based on the travails of Suzette Kelo, whose fight against eminent domain abuse resulted in the landmark case Kelo v. City of New London. The ...

Connecticut Agency Seeks to Whitewash Its Role in Kelo Eminent Domain Abuse

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In 2005 the U.S. Supreme Court issued its notorious ruling in Kelo v. City of New London. At issue was New London, Connecticut’s desire to use eminent domain to clear way an existing neighborhood and put up a fancy new hotel, apartm...

Supreme Court Continues to Avoid Eminent Domain Cases Post-Kelo

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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 ...


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