Taking of Private Property for Public Use

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard from scholars and civil rights on eminent domain abuses. The Justice Department recently… read more

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard from scholars and civil rights on eminent domain abuses. The Justice Department recently brought a lawsuit against the city of Joliet, Illinois, accusing public officials of trying to reduce its number of black residents by using eminent domain to seize a federally subsidized housing development. Eminent domain is the right of the government to take private property for public use. close

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301022-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 12, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 30, 2011

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  • Aug 12, 2011 | 9:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 13, 2011 | 3:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 15, 2011 | 3:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2011 | 12:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 30, 2011 | 11:36am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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