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Eminent Theft

The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution recognizes the power of the government to seize private property for public use (eminent domain) as long as just compensation is given to the owner of the property.  In 2005, the US Supreme Court expanded the definition of public purpose to include private economic development.  In Kelo vs. …

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