Eminent Domain: A Legal and Economic Critique

7 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 140 (2007)

33 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2015

See all articles by Nadia E. Nedzel

Nadia E. Nedzel

Southern University Law Center

Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: January 1, 2007

Abstract

This article offers a legal and economic analysis and critique of eminent domain doctrine. Section I gives an overview of the historical development of the concept. Section II continues on to discuss major cases and problems with jurisprudential trends in the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Takings Clause. Section III provides an economic analysis of eminent domain from a libertarian perspective. In Section IV, the article concludes that granting a limited government the power of eminent domain is unnecessary, ill-conceived, and should be eliminated.

Keywords: takings, eminent domain, due process, economics

Suggested Citation

Nedzel, Nadia Elizabeth and Block, Walter E., Eminent Domain: A Legal and Economic Critique (January 1, 2007). 7 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 140 (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2685398

Nadia Elizabeth Nedzel (Contact Author)

Southern University Law Center ( email )

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business ( email )

6363 St. Charles Avenue
Box 15, Miller 321
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States
(504) 864-7944 (Phone)
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