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Reviving Necessity in Eminent Domain


Robert C. Bird


University of Connecticut - Department of Marketing

May 22, 2009

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 33, 2010

Abstract:     
The necessity doctrine states that a condemnor may only take property via eminent domain that is necessary for furthering a proposed public use. With the advent of the Kelo v. City of New London decision and its deferential treatment of public use, necessity remains one of the few existing checks on government discretion in eminent domain. This article proposes a modest revival of the dormant necessity doctrine that preserves government discretion while curbing the reckless exercise of eminent domain.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: eminent domain, necessity, public use, takings

JEL Classification: H7, H70, K11, O1

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Date posted: May 25, 2009 ; Last revised: June 29, 2009

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Bird, Robert C., Reviving Necessity in Eminent Domain (May 22, 2009). Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 33, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1409383 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1409383

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Robert C. Bird (Contact Author)
University of Connecticut - Department of Marketing ( email )
Storrs, CT 06269
United States
860-486-6136 (Phone)
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