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10,000 Examples of Eminent Domain Abuse

07/23/2006

The Castle Coalition has a crowded map showing locations of eminent domain abuse across the nation.   According to the site

In just one five-year period (1998-2002), there were more than 10,000 actual or threatened condemnations for private use

all of which are included on the map.  On the Coalition’s Legislative Center page there is another map, showing that only 14 states have prohibited the use of eminent domain for private development projects and enacted reforms on vague and overly broad definitions of blight, some of which apply to 90% of all neighborhoods in the U.S.  The state of Washington, where FreedomWorks will be holding an event August 1st to discuss common sense solutions to eminent domain abuse, is listed by the Coalition as one of 14 states not having passed eminent domain reforms.