Bulldozed: "Kelo," Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land [NOOK Book]

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No domestic policy issue more angers or galvanizes the public than the controversy over eminent domain-the taking of private property for public use. The stakes in this always controversial procedure have been dramatically raised in recent years as eminent domain has been used to fund private development. As the notorious Kelo case in New London, CT demonstrated last year. The practice of using eminent domain to enrich municipalities is an incendiary issue. Veteran journalist, Carla Main, takes a hard look at ...
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Overview

No domestic policy issue more angers or galvanizes the public than the controversy over eminent domain-the taking of private property for public use. The stakes in this always controversial procedure have been dramatically raised in recent years as eminent domain has been used to fund private development. As the notorious Kelo case in New London, CT demonstrated last year. The practice of using eminent domain to enrich municipalities is an incendiary issue. Veteran journalist, Carla Main, takes a hard look at this practice and delivers an incisive expose that is sure to be widely read and hotly debated.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594032899
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 11/25/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,181,856
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A practicing attorney for ten years, Carla Main litigated a wide variety of commercial cases involving real-estate-related disputes, the First Amendment, fraud, art law, and civil rights. Until 2005 Ms. Main was an Associate Editor of The National Law Journal, where she wrote a column on law and society. She writes frequently for The National Review, Policy Review, The American Lawyer, and The New York Post, among many other publications. Ms. Main resides in New Jersey.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
A Gleam in Freeport's Eye
The Fish House     15
The Mystery Fax     41
April Fools     67
On the River     83
The Lust for Land
Madison's Beef, Webster's Showdown     105
Blight, Beauty, Bounty     125
Kelo     147
The Kelo Backlash     171
Democracy, Freeport Style     195
Misery Loves Company     221
Tearing the Town in Two     237
Epilogue     267
Acknowledgments     277
Notes     279
Index     293
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

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    Eminent domain is probably one of most polarizing subjects. It evokes feelings and emotions that are at the core of the American Dream--that of owning property. Carla Main's book takes an in depth look at the subject of eminent domain through the eyes of one family in Freeport, Texas fighting the system to keep their family business from falling prey to the wrecking ball. The book stands alone as a reflection of what can happen when government, politics and people run amok. Bulldozed is written in a style that combines history with current day events in a manner that forces you to keep turning the page to learn more about this fascinating aspect of 'Americana' at its worst. Bulldozed is a masterwork on a subject that for all time will be part of our value system and how it can work against us.

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