eminent domain

NOUN
  1. the right of the state to take private property for public use; the Fifth Amendment that was added to the Constitution of the United States requires that just compensation be made
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  • Leaving the criminal law on one side, what is the difference between the liability under the mill acts or statutes authorizing a taking by eminent domain and the liability for what we call a wrongful conversion of property where restoration is out of the question. Free New York Blog
  • With regard to eminent domain, a serious problem is growing across the country in jurisdictions both large and small. The 1990's Bubble Economy, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • The writer briefly analyzes the active influence and historical meaning of land eminent domain to social development after the foundation of PRC.
  • When that candidate is demonstrably less qualified than his opponent and has personally abused the power of Eminent Domain, and (once in office) bloats federal spending, and yet you vote for him a second time you reveal yourself to be a mere partisan hack. Matthew Yglesias » Richard Shelby Shuts the Government Down
  • This right is called eminent domain.
  • Supreme Court decision gives government broad latitude in eminent domain cases if taking property provides a public benefit. N.H. voters opt to curb eminent domain; smaller House districts also at stake
  • Warner Johnson, an ESDC spokesperson, declined to discuss what he called hypothetical changes to eminent domain law, but he reaffirmed its importance. Archpaper.com - News Channel
  • I dislike cities' building sports arenas and faceless downtowns, because these often end up kicking people out of their homes and businesses through the eminent domain, and regardless, tend to be a waste of tax money.
  • The City bought the property under eminent domain proceedings after a protracted battle with the owner.
  • When Physioc refused to sell his property, the government condemned it and set about to take it under eminent domain laws.
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