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High Court: Property Can Be Seized for Private Development
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High Court: Property Can Be Seized for Private Development

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High Court: Property Can Be Seized for Private Development

High Court: Property Can Be Seized for Private Development
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The Supreme Court rules that local governments can seize a person's home or business in order to make way for private economic development. The 5-to-4 decision was a defeat for seven Connecticut property owners whose homes are slated to be torn down for a development project that would include a hotel and offices.

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