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The Grasping Hand"Kelo v. City of New London" and the Limits of Eminent Domain$
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Ilya Somin

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226256603

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226256740.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Grasping Hand
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Ilya Somin

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226256740.003.0009

This chapter briefly describes the Kelo v. New Londoncase and situates it in the context of the longstanding debate over the appropriate scope of judicial protection for constitutional property rights. It explains that Americans have long believed that property rights are vitally important. But in the decades preceding Kelo, the judiciary often treated them as second-class rights deserving far less protection than other parts of the Bill of Rights. The Kelocase is a vehicle for examining the narrower, but still vital issue, of what kinds of takings are forbidden by the federal Constitution because they are not for a “public use.” The Introduction concludes with a brief description of each of the chapters.

Keywords:   Kelo, property rights, judicial protection, public use, takings

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