eminent domain

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the right of the state to take private property for public use

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Tourkakis defended against the taking by arguing that only charter cities had constitutional authority to use eminent domain power for redevelopment and that Arnold, as a noncharter city, lacked the power to condemn his property.
At Urban Core III, Reilly will moderate a timely point-counterpoint discussion between attorneys presenting both the property owner's and the municipal/redeveloper's perspectives on the use of eminent domain in New Jersey for redevelopment purposes.
That's the way economic development was done throughout most of our nation's history and, even with the rampant abuse of eminent domain today, that's still the way most development occurs in a nation that values private property rights.
Hospital district officials said they are not pursuing eminent domain and that they are, in fact, willing to support the new hospital provided that UHS enters into a contract to provide services for poor people covered by the state's Medi-Cal program.
Most states have not looked at eminent domain for private use in decades," Berliner says.
States and local government--not the Congress or the courts--are best suited to govern eminent domain including enacting additional processes and protections to guard property owners.
I think voters wanted to be sure that they got real reform on eminent domain.
When you do an eminent domain on that property, you're doing an eminent domain on the whole neighborhood,'' he said.
And I've seen what the use of eminent domain does to people.
Eminent domain is normally used by local and state governments to get consolidated chunks of land to use for highways, schools and utility rights of way.
Kelly, a stockholder in the firm's Commercial Litigation practice group, has been re-appointed to The Florida Bar's Eminent Domain Committee.
SNL Financial interviewed Akin Gump energy regulation, markets and enforcement senior counsel Vera Neinast for its article Right of Way: Pipelines wield eminent domain as they forge costly new paths on the use of eminent domain at a time of expansion for the U.
The Railroad Commission of Texas - which regulates the state's 426,000-mile network of natural gas, hazardous liquid and other pipelines - offered rules last month aimed at clarifying when pipelines qualify as "common carriers," a status indicating availability for public use and enabling companies to seize private land using eminent domain.
For more information on the seminar, call the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm at 1-877-393-4990.