Thursday, June 30, 2005

In the News: Resources on Eminent Domain

In the news recently has been the topic of eminent domain, defined as: "The power of the federal or state government to take private property for a public purpose, even if the property owner objects." (More definition by Here are a few resources to help homeowners understand the basics of this topic.

Resources from the WI State Law Library: Legal Topic Eminent Domain
*Includes links to the WI Constitution and statutes, especially chapter 32 "Eminent Domain," as well as resources from WI State Agencies

Resource from FindLaw: Eminent Domain: Taking Property for Public Use
*Includes a substantial review of the topic, including its history and process

Resources from JURIST-Paper Chase: Eminent domain ruling
*Includes links to the recent US Supreme Court case, as well as reactions and reports