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On the Anniversary of Kelo

Will more sprawl come as a result of the groundswell of opposition to the use of eminent domain to revive blighted and contaminated sites in our cities and towns? The Kelo v. City of New London Supreme Court case, and former Supreme Court Judge Sandra Day O’Conner’s dissent, created a frenzied backlash. The ability of government and quasi-government agencies to use eminent domain for economic purposes when a taking (particularly of a residence) would benefit another private party, was questioned nationwide. Just when it appears that segments of the suburban population are moving back to cities and developers are responding with a record number of projects, new legislation has been passed, or is being considered, to limit the ability to revitalize key parcels of land for urban development projects by restricting the use of eminent domain. This action will quell the abundance of new development as both developers and municipalities are…Log In to Read Full Article

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