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Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Sep 30, 2004

Supreme Court May Limit Land Seizure for Private Development

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case early next year that could set new limits on the ability of cities to condemn and take property for private redevelopment projects. There have been many cases in recent years where local governments have seized homes and small businesses to make way for chain retail development. In downtown Port Chester, New York, for example, bulldozers are currently leveling a 27-acre site that once housed numerous small businesses. Continue reading