In June, 2005, the United States Supreme Court in Kelo v. City of New London held that although the city of New London could not take private land simply to confer a private benefit on a particular private party, the takings could be executed pursuant to a carefully considered development plan. The Supreme Court rejected any literal requirement that condemned property be put into use for the public. Rather, it embraced the broader and more natural interpretation of public use as "public purpose."
Given the rapid growth of cyber business, is this expansion of eminent domain good or bad? Could the takings be used to help develop high-technology development parks? Or, should we be more concerned with the threat to personal freedom that expanded eminent domain could entail? Does the Supreme Court's interpretation give greater opportunity for misconduct (bribery)?
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