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Mississippi Eminent Domain

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Mississippi Eminent Domain

Mississippi Eminent Domain

Mississippi Eminent Domain

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In Mississippi, the state is trying to use its power of eminent domain to obtain land for a Nissan truck factory. But one land owner is fighting to keep his land, saying the state shouldn't be using eminent domain for a private project. Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation. The truck factory is the largest economic development project in the state's history and would bring thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenue to the state. Melanie Peeples reports from Canton, Mississippi.