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Testimony Before Pennsylvania House of Representatives State Government Committee Re: Eminent Domain


D. Benjamin Barros


Widener University - School of Law

August 31, 2005


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This testimony was given to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives State Government Committee at a public hearing held to consider a proposed legislative response to the Supreme Court's decision in Kelo v. New London. The testimony suggests that legislators consider giving homes more protection than other types of property in the eminent domain context. It also suggests a number of steps the legislature could take to protect private property from eminent domain abuse while maintaining local governments' ability to use eminent domain to further legitimate public interests. Similar suggestions were made in a more academic context in my article "Home as a Legal Concept," also available on SSRN (http://ssrn.com/abstract=801245).

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Kelo, eminent domain, home, takings, just compensation

JEL Classification: K10, K11

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Date posted: September 27, 2005  

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Barros, D. Benjamin, Testimony Before Pennsylvania House of Representatives State Government Committee Re: Eminent Domain (August 31, 2005). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=805205 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.805205

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D. Benjamin Barros (Contact Author)
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0474
United States
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