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Kelo v. City of New London

Docket No.: 04-108
Certiorari Granted: Sep 28 2004
Argued: February 22, 2005
Decided: June 23, 2005

Topics:

Takings Clause, Due Process, Takings Clause, Article I, Bill of Rights, Due Process, EPA, Fifth Amendment, Takings Clause, judicial review, murder, property rights

PartyNames: Susette Kelo, et al. v. City of New London, Connecticut, et al.
Petitioner: Susette Kelo, et al.
Respondent: City of New London, Connecticut, et al.

Court Below: Supreme Court of Connecticut
Citation: 843 A2d 500
Supreme Court Docket

Susette Kelo, et al.
v.
City of New London, Connecticut, et al.
545 U.S. 469 (2005)
Question Presented:

What protection does the Fifth Amendment's public use requirement provide for individuals whose property is being condemned, not to eliminate slums or blight, but for the sole purpose of "economic development" that will perhaps increase tax revenues and improve the local economy?

Question:

Does a city violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause if the city takes private property and sells it for private development, with the hopes the development will help the city's bad economy?

Kelo v. City of New London
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 22, 2005

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for City of New London, 4 vote(s) against
Vote: 5-4
Opinion By:
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