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WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people’s homes and businesses — even against their will — for private economic development.
Originally posted by Memorialday1999
It is called eminent domain and has bee a practice for some time now. It is more widely done to put freeways through but does actually happen at a local level to develop a community. You are supposed to get fair value but we all know what that means.