Emminent Domain

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Clyde, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Taking of developer's land for open space OK'd
    Twist on Kelo case has mayor hoping to seize more private property
    Posted: August 5, 2005
    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    Read entire article here:


    Let the governmental land grab begin.
  2. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    In CA emminent domain has been used for a long time - in 1965 the city of Daly City told my parents they were buying our house and since then it's been a BART parking lot.

    I'd like to see more of this - I'm big into Civil War stuff and developers have ruined alot of CW battlefield land. If there was ever a use for emminent domain it should be to preserve what we have left.
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I don't understand why they are using eminent domain for a developer's property when local zoning regulations should resolve the issue of open space. I may be missing the bigger picture though. Is it the state condemming the property in large parcels?

    Now, in CT, after the horse is out of the barn, there is proposed legislation which will prohibit the taking of private property for commercial purposes. We'll see what happens. My suspicion is that the proposed legislation is in response to the public outcry over the New London case but when it is no longer front page news and people tend to 'forget', the legislation will also be put aside.
  4. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    In Texas we have state rules that severly limit immenent domain, and I hear that more laws to further limit it or in the works here. I kind of feel the way the Texicans felt in 1835 when the Mexican Army wanted their cannon back.

    Here is their flag, and here the modern versions.

    "Come and Take it."
    cannon_flag_203. ar_flag_842. cati-bmg_128.
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I like it! [beer]
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