kelo - Greg Tsigounis Kelo v. City of New London,...

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Greg Tsigounis Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut 545 US 469, I25 S.CT. 2655 (2005) 1. Unemployment was high in the area of the City of New London and was not doing well. The Military base was closed down and in result a lot of jobs and economic activity went away as a result. The non- profit private NDLC, New London Development Corporation proposed to revitalize by redeveloping the area of the former base and its surrounding areas. a. Fancy houses were proposed to be added along with office space and high end retail. Furthermore it was proposed that recreational parks and a museum would be added as well. b. This plan required the use of 115 privately owned lots 2. The city of New London authorized the NLDC to buy out the privately owned homeowners lots that would displace them by the new developments. However 9 out of the 115 refused to sell. Through the use of eminent domain the NLDC authorized the homes to be seized. One homeowner, Kelo, Sued the NLDC from taking her home. a.
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2010 for the course POLT 407 taught by Professor Siggelakis during the Fall '10 term at New Hampshire.

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