Reclaiming Minnesota’s Territorial Birthright: Why the Northwest Ordinance Restricts the State’s Power of Eminent Domain to Public Exigencies

14 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2010

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Nick Dranias

Compact for America Educational Foundation; Compact for America, Inc.; Nick Dranias Law & Policy Analysis LLC

Date Written: July 1, 2009

Abstract

This short paper explains why the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and the Minnesota state constitution should be read together “as one piece,” and how this reading warrants limiting the use of Minnesota’s power of eminent domain to circumstances of “public exigency.”

Keywords: Northwest Ordinance, Minnesota, Minnesota Constitution, In Pari Materia, Public Exigency, Eminent Domain

Suggested Citation

Dranias, Nick, Reclaiming Minnesota’s Territorial Birthright: Why the Northwest Ordinance Restricts the State’s Power of Eminent Domain to Public Exigencies (July 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1708295 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1708295

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