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Slate's Jurisprudence: Eminent Domain Bombshell
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Slate's Jurisprudence: Eminent Domain Bombshell

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Slate's Jurisprudence: Eminent Domain Bombshell

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Alex Chadwick talks to Slate legal analyst Emily Bazelon about decisions handed down from the Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday. In one contentious decision, a 5-4 majority of justices ruled local governments can use the concept of "eminent domain" to seize property for redevelopment — even if that development primarily benefits a private company.

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