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
  • Wind Energy Proponents in Area Regarding Transmission Line Project

    … and surrounding states. The proponents of the project also have stops scheduled in Jacksonville, Carlinvlle and Taylorville. Full story here. If you think you may be affected by the Grain Belt Express Clean Line 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. …

    Sever|Storey- 5 readers -
  • Enbridge pipeline construction waits for trials

    This spring, Enbridge hopes to start construction on the proposed 165-mile oil pipeline. However, some landowners are still attempting to derail the project. The Canadian-based company is currently building a pump station at its Flanagan Terminal in rural Pontiac. The pipeline will start at the Flanagan Terminal and go through several counties including McLean, DeWitt and Macon.

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  • Which is harder, federal courts or science?

    … During his talk at our law school’s graduation last June, my colleague Eric Posner distinguished between “hard” questions and “super-hard” questions. His example of a “hard” question was federal courts, and his examples of “super-hard” questions were from other disciplines, such as the questions of molecular biology at issue in Association…

    Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 7 readers -
  • My assessment of Justice Scalia’s reputation for sarcasm

    … Rick Hasen has a very short new essay attempting to measure who is “The Most Sarcastic Justice.” (The essay is the highlight of this column by Adam Liptak, too.) Here’s the abstract: Justice Scalia is the most sarcastic Justice on the Supreme Court. He has been for at least the last thirty years, and there is good reason to believe no other…

    Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 9 readers -
  • Cherokee Nation, Arkansas Quorum Courts Oppose Clean Line Project

    … and customers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and other markets in the Mid-South and Southeast. A 500-megawatt substation has been added to the plan. Full story here. If you think you may be affected by the Plains & Eastern Clean Line 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. …

    Sever|Storeyin Arkansas- 10 readers -
  • NCDOT to discuss Chadbourn overpass

    … Brown Street. Public comments will also be accepted through Jan. 29. Full story here. If you think you may be affected by the Chadbourn Overpass 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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  • Grants to fund bulk of Cleveland Avenue project

    … by the renovation of Cleveland Avenue 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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  • Rauner's order puts planned Illiana Expressway on hold

    … for the state of Indiana. It's been planned and talked about and should have been built years ago with the congestion that we have now." Critics — including Rauner's pick to lead the Illinois Department of Transportation — have said it's financially risky. Full story here. If you think you may be affected by the Illiana Expressway 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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