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
  • The Endgame in King v. Burwell

    … of the statute is still to be hashed out in Court and is of course much debated on the internet. It’s just to say that it’s wise to think about these procedural issues now, and I’m glad Nick is pushing that conversation along. Will Baude is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and federal…

    Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 3 readers -
  • Condemnation and Contamination: The Spectre of Double Liability

    … Agencies acquiring private property for a public project conduct thorough investigations to determine whether the property has environmental contamination. If contamination is found, the question arises whether evidence of the contamination will be admissible in the eminent domain proceeding. In California the answer is yes, based on a single case…

    California Eminent Domain Report- 1 readers -
  • Proposed wind-energy transmission line jolts some farmers

    … with the Iowa Utilities Board asking for permission to construct and operate a 500-mile transmission line that will carry 3,500 megawatts of wind-generated direct current from O’Brien County in northwest Iowa to the Quad-Cities area, where it will cross the Mississippi River into Illinois. RICL said the project will generate enough electricity…

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  • NEXUS pipeline opposition grows after York Twp. trustees speak out

    … pipeline within the limits of York Township, Medina County, Ohio.” The 36-to-42-inch-diameter pipeline is proposed to go across Ohio and through five townships in Medina County: Guilford, Montville, Lafayette, York and Litchfield. Full story here. If you think you may be affected by a Nexus Gas Trasmission Pipeline Project 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. …

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  • 93 seek pipeline project info

    … CARTHAGE, Ill. – With 230 landowners in Hancock County, Ill., potentially affected by the Dakota Access pipeline project, 93 showed up to a Illinois Farm Bureau information meeting sponsored by the Hancock County Farm Bureau. The meeting was Nov. 12 at the University of Illinois Extension Center in Carthage, Ill. As landowners wait for Dakota…

    Sever|Storeyin Illinois- 1 readers -
  • 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 -
  • 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

    … financing which sets aside 25% for affordable, low-income housing. Brown’s veto message stated that, if approved, the bill would “unnecessarily vest this new program in redevelopment law.” However, he did also mention his desire to work with the bill writers to come to a possible consensus on tax-increment financing for disadvantage areas. Regardless…

    CALIFORNIA EMINENT DOMAIN LAW BLOGin California- 4 readers -
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