eminent domain


Eminent omain (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia) or expropriation (South Africa and Canada) in common law legal systems is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizen's private property, expropriate property, or rights in property, without the owner's consent. The property is taken either for government use or by delegation to third parties who will devote it to "public use or civic" or in some cases, economic development. The most common uses of property taken by eminent domain are public utilities, highways, and railroads. Some states require that the government body offer to purchase the property before resorting to the use of eminent domain.

Trivia about eminent domain

  • This 2-word phrase means the power to take private property for public use; it's ok, as long as there is just compensation
  • The right of a government to take private property for public use is called this "domain"
  • 2-word phrase for the power of the federal government to take private property for public use
  • The Supreme Court ruled controversially regarding this 2-word land use term in Kelo v. New London

Tweets about eminent domain

  • Philly Artist Fights City Hall Over Eminent Domain Abuse: via @YouTube
  • A number of sections of Am. Law of Zoning by Dean Salkin were cited in Nichols On Eminent Domain (Lexis Updated 2014)
  • #nighttrainreddust from Eminent Domain and small print, unreadable clauses.
  • RT @jbarro: If this really was DPRK, seems to me releasing the film is in the national interest, and the feds could take it by eminent doma…
  • Council to use eminent #Domain for road project
  • In Charlestown, Indiana.
  • Eminent Domain And Agenda 21 Threats In America
  • RT @Hal_RTFLC: Your periodic reminder: the @IJ is awesome:
  • DNA Info: South Shore Dominick's: City Council OKs Use of Eminent Domain
  • RT @caitlynkorb: With help from @IJ, 354 families will get to stay in their homes this Christmas:
  • Returning to Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages: Speak Quietly and …