Eminent Domain

Eminent domain (United States, the Philippines), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption (Hong Kong), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia), or expropriation (South Africa, Canada) is the power to take private property for public use by a state or national government. However, it can be legislatively delegated by the state to municipalities, government subdivisions, or even private persons or corporations when they are authorized to exercise functions of public character.The property may be taken either for government use or by delegation to third parties who will devote it to public or civic use or, in some cases, economic development.
Posts about Eminent Domain
  • Review of “The Mockingjay, Part 1″

    … Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and popular political participation. He is the author of "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain" (forthcoming) and "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter." …

    Ilya Somin/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 3 readers -
  • Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014

    … So, just in case you were wondering what new and important cases were issued by the Hawaii courts this year, you are in luck if you are a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Real Property and Financial Services Section. My partner Greg Kugle and I are presenting our 2nd Annual Real Estate Litigation. If you aren't a member, then I've…

    Mark Murakami/ hawaiioceanlaw.com- 1 readers -
  • Life imitates The Hunger Games

    … in the US. And, as the Thai case shows, the same is now true of at least some political activists in other countries, particularly those opposing repressive governments. Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and popular political participation. He is the author of "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain" (forthcoming) and "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter." …

    Ilya Somin/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 6 readers -
  • How is a garlic press like a legal doctrine?

    … doctrine, from the irreparable injury rule to the standing requirement, from the collateral source doctrine to strict scrutiny — on the grounds that they serve multiple purposes and are therefore incoherent. By contrast, judges seem to prefer these multi-function doctrines. They resist the scholarly projects of deconstruction and specialization…

    Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 2 readers -
  • Redevelopment Is Back in California

    … and Assembly Bill 229, into law while vetoing Assembly Bill 2280. SB 628 will create what redevelopment revivalists call Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts, which essentially is redevelopment on a bigger scale, without protections. Old redevelopment law required a city to deem a certain area as blighted, meaning inhabiting the area would…

    CALIFORNIA EMINENT DOMAIN LAW BLOGin California- 2 readers -
  • Down with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    Callie Houghland, a second year at the University, has spent the past eight summers as a camper and student with the Nature Camp Foundation in the heart of the George Washington National Forest, just south of Shenandoah. Houghland recently assumed a counselor position to teach young children the effects of natural disturbances ranging from hurricanes to coal mining.

    Sever|Storey- 2 readers -
  • Bluegrass Pipeline opponents plan for next battle

    … can expect more pipeline proposals as companies search for ways to move the gas to Gulf Coast refineries. Full story here. If you think you may be affected by a pipeline and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com. …

    Sever|Storey- 4 readers -
  • Myers v. United States and presidential acquiescence

    … of the general principle that the solicitor general refers to, for what it’s worth. Will Baude is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and federal courts. His recent articles include Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power, (Yale Law Journal, 2013), and Beyond DOMA: State Choice of Law in Federal Statutes, (Stanford Law Review, 2012). …

    Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 2 readers -
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