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Eminent Domain - The Kelo Case

Format: Streaming
Length: 4.39
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled New London, Connecticut could use eminent domain to seize houses even for non-public use. It greatly changed how eminent domain is used in this country. Hear the Kelo case story.

Discussion Question:

Do you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court's decision in this case? Why/Why not?

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Property Rights


Rule of Law

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