Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Eminent Domain and Property Rights

Kelo v. City of New London- Eminent Domain and Property Rights

Author Christina Sandefur discussed property rights, eminent domain and the Supreme Court case Kelo v. City of New London.

Description

Author Christina Sandefur discussed property rights, eminent domain and the 2005 Supreme Court case Kelo v. City of New London.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain the events and the significance of the Kelo case decision.
  • What is meant by "public use?" What is meant by "private use?"
  • Define eminent domain.
  • Explain what is meant by "just compensation?" What is the purpose of "just compensation?"
  • Based on what you know about eminent domain and the Kelo case, what are potential benefits and drawbacks of the government having the power of eminent domain?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Eminent Domain
    • Land Use
    • Private Property
    • Property Rights
    • Public Use
    • Supreme Court
    • Tax Revenue

    Topics

    AP U.S. Government Key TermsCivil Rights & Civil LibertiesGeographySupreme Court Cases

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity