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Author Main, Carla T.

Title Bulldozed : Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land
Published New York : Encounter Books, 2007
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Contents CONTENTS; Introduction; PART 1 A GLEAM I N FREEPORT'S EYE; CHAPTER 1 THE FISH HOUSE; CHAPTER 2 THE MYSTERY FAX; CHAPTER 3 APRIL FOOLS; CHAPTER 4 ON THE RIVER; PART II THE LUST FOR LAND; CHAPTER 5 MADISON'S BEEF, WEBSTER'S SHOWDOWN; CHAPTER 6 BLIGHT, BEAUTY, BOUNTY; CHAPTER 7 KELO; CHAPTER 8 THE KELO BACKLASH; CHAPTER 9 DEMOCRACY, FREEPORT STYLE; CHAPTER 10 MISERY LOVES COMPANY; CHAPTER 11 TEARING THE TOWN IN TWO; EPILOGUE; ACKNOLEDGMENTS; NOTES; INDEX
Summary Eminent domain entered the awareness of many Americans with the recent U.S. Supreme Court case Kelo v. New London. Across the political spectrum, people were outraged when the Court majority said that a local government may transfer property from one private party to another under the "public use" clause of the Constitution, for the sake of "economic development. Carla T. Mainwho in the past, as a lawyer, has represented the condemning authorities in eminent domain casesexamines how property rights in America have come to be so weak, tracing the history of eminent domain from the Revolutiona
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ISBN 1594032890 (electronic bk.)
9781594032899 (electronic bk.)