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Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
Kelo v. City of New London
Citation:545 U.S. 469 (2005)
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The city of New London suffered prolonged economic decline that led a state agency to designate the city a distressed municipality. To revitalize the city, New London approved a development plan to create more jobs, increase tax and revenues.The city’s development agent purchased property from willing sellers and proposed to use the power of eminent domain to acquire the remainder of the property from unwilling owners in exchange for just compensation.
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