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Eminent Domain

Recent Connecticut court cases:

Kelo v. New London (268 Conn. 1, 843 A.2d 500)
Connecticut Supreme Court decision, March 9, 2004
Opinion, Concurrence and Dissent

Kelo v. New London, (125 S. Ct. 2655, 162 L.Ed.2d 439)
United States Supreme Court decision, June 23, 2005
Syllabus, Opinion, Concurrence, Dissent, Dissent

U.S. Supreme Court oral argument previews in Kelo

Transcript of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Kelo

United States Constitution:

Text of the Fifth Amendment

Presidential Executive Order

Signed by President Bush on June 23, 2006

Connecticut General Statutes:

Chapter 130, Department of Economic Development: Redevelopment and Urban Renewal; State and Federal Aid; Community Development; Urban Homesteading

Chapter 132, Municipal Development Projects

Chapter 835, Eminent Domain

Office of Legislative Research (OLR) report on Eminent Domain Statutes

Recent Connecticut Town Ordinances on Eminent Domain:

Fairfield, CT (news article)
Griswold, CT (news article)
Milford, CT (news article)
Orange, CT (Ordinance #51-1 et seq.)
Preston, CT (approved by voters 11/1/05)
Putnam, CT (approved by voters 9/1/05)
Seymour, CT
Stratford, CT (news article)
Washington, CT
Wethersfield, CT , with Town Council minutes

Secondary Sources:

Bills and reports on eminent domain prepared by the Connecticut Office of Legislative Research

Chart comparing constitutional, statutory, and case law on eminent domain in other U.S. states with Connecticut, prepared by the law firm of Robinson and Cole, LLP

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities statement on eminent domain

Information page on private property rights from the Institute for Justice
    including report "Victimizing the Vulnerable: The Demographics of Eminent Domain Abuse"
    and summary and documents in Kelo case

National Conference of State Legislatures Eminent Domain main page

Legal Information Institute definition of eminent domain

Eminent domain history, from PBS

News items and reports on eminent domain compiled by the Heartland Institute (scroll down to see search results)

Connecticut State Library resources:

Search CONSULS, the Connecticut State Library catalog, for
      “eminent domain” (keyword)

Connecticut Law Revision Commission. Eminent Domain Drafting Subcommittee, 1982-85.
Minutes, correspondence, and draft proposal. Archives accession #92-022, 018AA3. [Access is subject to Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections.]