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Eminent Domain

Black's Law Dictionary (11th ed. 2019) defines eminent domain as "The inherent power of a governmental entity to take privately owned property, esp. land, and convert it to public use, subject to reasonable compensation for the taking." 



See also individual municipal codes for town-specific laws.

Court Cases

Kelo v. New London

  • Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469


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