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Eminent Domain - Atlantic City Story

Format: Streaming
Length: 3.34
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned

Charlie Birnbaum had to fight to keep his house in Atlantic City while being persecuted by what a judge eventually called a manifest abuse of eminent domain power.

Discussion Question:

Why did the redevelopment authority try to seize the house, even though they had no plans for the land?

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Subject Areas

Business / Family & Consumer Science


U.S. History / Government & Civics




Property Rights


Rule of Law

Unintended Consequences

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