Supreme Court expands ruling on eminent domain

The Supreme Court’s ruling allowing the use of eminent domain by private developers, without the need for public funding, will have both conservatives and liberals complaining.

Since the decision involved homeowners they may feel most threatened, but it will probably be businesses who will feel the impact of the ruling more. Those small businesses on the edge of a developing area or even businesses that governments no longer want around, such as junkyards, motels, adult sites, etc. could be threatened. Also in local government’s excitement to build certain projects, such as stadiums or enticing a trophy corporate relocation., they may be very willing to clear out a little extra space.

Also Christian Science Monitor: Court widens scope of property seizure.

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