27 November 2005

Your home may still be your castle

Supporters of eminent domain may have lost their just-won Supreme Court victory.

This should be a happy Thanksgiving for local governments that want to use their power of eminent domain to promote economic development. Last June, they won a huge victory when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with them that seizing private property for such purposes does not violate the Constitution.

Read the full story by Steve Chapman at the Chicago Tribune...

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