Mr. Sprayregen’s challenged the state’s actions as unconstitutional, alleging the development is not intended for civic use. He claims the area is not blighted, as required by law; that the studies demonstrating blight were highly flawed; and that th
Some states have passed laws protecting property owners by barring eminent domain solely for economic development purposes. But the federal government is often the source of funds for the projects that result in the use of eminent domain.
The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled that parks and open space are so important in Colorado cities have the right to condemn property – even outside their borders – to prevent development on land officials want for the public.
Using an “adverse possession” common law, a former judge, mayor and city council member in Boulder, Colorado, named Richard McLean, seized a couple’s land after developing an “emotional attachment” to it...And that’s all he needed.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has agreed to mediate a long-running dispute over government reimbursement for land that was taken during World War II. The case involves 36,000 acres of farmland, and the valuable natural resource
Bullet holes still pepper a small house on the outskirts of town where two law officers died in a gun battle over a patch of land the state wanted to take for a highway project. Property rights advocates will be watching closely Monday as jury select
Lawyers for Didden took the matter to federal court. They are asking the US Supreme Court to examine whether a private company can demand payment in exchange for refraining to seize private property in an urban renewal zone.
The city government of Surprise is a sight to behold. The mayor and certain members of the city council are infamous for their very infantile and public displays of name calling as well as temper tantrums while conducting the city’s business at taxpa
Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Dewey, Arizona, Young’s farm has been a good friend to the families of Arizona. My family, like many of your families, have spent many a weekend, leading up to Halloween, petting the farm animals and picking
A man’s home is his castle until some city official can be convinced that your land would prove more valuable to their political career if ownership of your property could be reassigned to a private developer.
With the Kelo v. New London Supreme Court decision of last summer so freshly in the minds of Americans, propositions are popping up all over the United States, including Arizona, to clamp down on the power of eminent domain.
A backlash among voters this November against an unpopular Supreme Court decision on eminent domain could dramatically curtail the ability of officials to manage growth and development in parts of the western United States.
Can Nike and this growing suburb ever be good neighbors again? After the "smoking gun?" Running up a legal bill of about $1.1 million over a file less than a couple dozen pages thick? And the judge finding the city in contempt?
Remember Susette Kelo? The New London, Conn., nurse lost a landmark legal fight to save her pink cottage from being seized by city officials, who wanted to hand it over to developers. Just over a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against her. It
A city council east of San Francisco voted to invoke eminent domain to block Wal-Mart from building a store near the town's waterfront. "To use eminent domain is such an abuse of the process," said the president of the California Busine
A developer told local residents that he wanted to buy all the homes on the block, tear them down and build condos, retail shops and parking garages. He made it clear what would happen to those who refused to sell: eminent domain.
More than 30 state legislatures are considering limits on the power of local governments to condemn private property and transfer it to real estate developers to spur economic growth. "This is the crucial year for the eminent domain issue,"
Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeki