The Kelo Decision Argumentative Essay by supercalifragilistic

The Kelo Decision
This paper discusses whether the Kelo decision, made in the Kelo v. New London case, is a fair one.
# 96547 | 2,624 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 11, 2007 in Law (Property) , English (Argument) , Political Science (General)

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In this essay, the writer examines the fairness of the outcome of the Kelo case. The writer explains that this is a controversial case questioning whether the government's eminent domain power could be used to help private parties take private homes, land and businesses for private commercial development. The writer notes that the court approved the exercise of the power on behalf of a private party, which is a decision largely criticized by individuals, politicians and organizations across the country. The writer concludes that providing a more "just" measure of compensation would leave the final decision about when to exercise the eminent domain power in the hands of local elected officials who are politically accountable to local citizens.

The Kelo Decision
Reactions to the Decision
Definitions and Meanings

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fund, John. (July 11, 2005). Property Rights Are Civil Rights: Opposition to the Kelo decision crosses racial and party lines. Jewish World Review: 4 Tamuz 5765.
  • McEowen. (November, 2005). The Kelo case and eminent domain -- setting the record straight and a proposal for reform. AgDM Newsletter.
  • Urbigkit, Cat. (December 4, 2006). Eminent Domain: Kelo case made history.

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