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States Put Eminent Domain to New Uses

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States Put Eminent Domain to New Uses

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States Put Eminent Domain to New Uses

States Put Eminent Domain to New Uses

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Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that private land can be seized in the name of economic development. So how are local governments putting their new powers to the test? What is the future of eminent domain?

Guests:

John Revelli, owner of Revelli Tire; in business in downtown Oakland, Calif., for the past 56 years

Doug Kmiec, professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.; author of Zoning and Planning Law

Ken Reardon, chairman of the Department of Urban Planning at Cornell University

Ralph Tyler, city solicitor of Baltimore