Eminent Domain

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Today the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Kelo vs. New London—the “eminent domain” case—ruling that local governments can use eminent domain to acquire property for private development, so long as it’s in the public interest. For background, read Gary Greenberg’s article on eminent domain from the January/February issue of Mother Jones, as well as Erik Kancler’s defense of eminent domain from our online edition.

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