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This paper explains the legal standard for eminent domain that requires 'just' compensation to owners and that the property be intended for public use. The paper shows how there is a need to redress property owners with regard to either or both infringements of the constitutional stipulations of eminent domain. The paper also discusses the Homeowners' Freedom organization that is dedicated to the assertion of property rights of owners. Emphasis is placed on how eminent domain rulings were not intended to build malls, condominiums, and saturated housing projects to feed the tax base of any community by making a few people wealthy enough to add to the bottom dollar. The paper strongly believes that eminent domain needs to be continually put in check, and individuals need not feel as if they have no power to fight government decisions or desires.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bright, Elise M. Reviving America's Forgotten Neighborhoods: An Investigation of Inner City Revitalization Efforts. New York: Garland, 2000.
- Cohen, Charles E. "Eminent Domain after Kelo V. City of New London: An Argument for Banning Economic Development Takings." Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 29.2 (2006): 491.
- Talley, Brett. "Restraining Eminent Domain through Just Compensation: Kelo V. City of New London." Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 29.2 (2006): 759.
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