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Kelo v. City of New London

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom

Kelo v. City of New London

Taught by Professor Douglas O. Linder | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Does a city have the right to use eminent domain to take private property and sell it for private development if the city believes that development will improve the city’s economy? Learn how Susette Kelo’s refusal to sell her “little pink house” in New London, CT, led to a Supreme Court case addressing what she described to Congress as “eminent domain abuse”—and why she lost the case.

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