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Thursday, August 18, 2005

A Taking By Any Other Name

A new twist on the eminent domain controversy: Stamford, Connecticut, and no doubt other cities, has perfected a technique for stealing private property.

To paraphrase Shakespeare’s famous line from Romeo and Juliet, “What’s in a bit of legal sophistry? A taking by any other name would smell as rotten.”