Eminent Domain Use And Abuse: Kelo In Context

    By Dwight H Merriam and Mary Massaron

    Eminent Domain Use And Abuse: Kelo In Context

    Eminent Domain Use And Abuse: Kelo In Context

    By Dwight H Merriam and Mary Massaron

    Eminent dates back to Magna Carta, but its use has become more widespread complex. This book explains how eminent domain law continues to evolve, and is a practical guide for lawyers applying modern-use doctrines in takings cases.
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    Eminent domain has a long and distinguished legal history, dating from the first limits on sovereign power in the Magna Carta. Just compensation is a newer concept, and court decisions such as Kelo v. New London make the exercise of eminent domain controversial. Can government condemn property to increase its tax base? Can the state transfer property from one private owner to another for incidental public benefit, and does this constitute "public use"? While eminent domain traditionally was used to acquire property for roads, waterways, defense installations, government and public buildings, and the interstate highway system, it has recently been a favored tool in developing urban areas, creating shopping malls, and building big-box retail stores. Eminent Domain: A Handbook of Condemnation Law is written by leaders in the field and will introduce general practitioners working for condemnors and property owners alike to the many intricacies of condemnation practice.

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    Section of State and Local Government Law

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    ABA Book Publishing

    Author

    Dwight H Merriam , Mary Massaron

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    9781590316382

    Page Count

    371

    Product Code

    5330090

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