History, Elements Of Eminent Domain, Condemnation Proceedings, Inverse Condemnation, Further Readings
The power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corporation authorized to exercise functions of public character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property.
Federal, state, and local governments may take private property through their power of eminent domain or may regulate it by exercising their POLICE POWER. The FIFTH AMENDMENT to the U.S. Constitution requires the government to provide just compensation to the owner of the private property to be taken. A variety of property rights are subject to eminent domain, such as air, water, and land rights. The government takes private property through condemnation proceedings. Throughout these proceedings, the property owner has the right of DUE PROCESS.
Eminent domain is a challenging area for the courts, which have struggled with the question of whether the regulation of property, rather than its acquisition, is a taking requiring just compensation. In addition, private property owners have begun to initiate actions against the government in a kind of proceeding called inverse condemnation.
- Eminent Domain - History
- Eminent Domain - Elements Of Eminent Domain
- Eminent Domain - Condemnation Proceedings
- Eminent Domain - Inverse Condemnation
- Eminent Domain - Further Readings
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