The Supreme Court and Eminent Domain

Richard Epstein is the author of Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain. In his book he argues that eminent domain has… read more

Richard Epstein is the author of Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain. In his book he argues that eminent domain has been interpreted too narrowly by the courts. He says that the courts had forced the government to compensate a citizen when his land is taken to build a post office, but not when its value is diminished by a comprehensive zoning ordinance. He also responded to questions from the audience. close

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The Supreme Court and Eminent Domain

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308720-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 17, 2012
Last Aired:
Nov 18, 2012

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  • Nov 17, 2012 | 9:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 18, 2012 | 1:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 18, 2012 | 2:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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