Eminent Domain

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Eminent domain refers to the power of the government to take private property and convert it into public use. The Fifth Amendment provides that the government may only exercise this power if they provide just compensation to the...

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New London, Connecticut is a small historic whaling port comprising six square miles and providing a home to approximately 25,000 residents. See City of New London website at http://ci.new-london.ct.us/index.html (last checked on February 7, 2005)....

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PennEast Pipeline Co. (“PennEast”) plans to construct a pipeline that will pass through Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In re Penneast Pipeline Co. at 99. To receive approval for building a pipeline through land owned by other individuals, the Natural Gas...