Can The Government Seize Your Land?

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Eminent domain gives the U.S. government the power to seize private land or property from residents. But how does this process work?

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Conservatives Slam Trump Over Support for Eminent Domain
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/09/trump-eminent-domain-attacks-right
“GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has taken fire from the right for his lack of foreign policy experience, his immigration proposals, and his apparent eagerness to insult women.”

Eminent Domain and Just Compensation
http://nationalparalegal.edu/public_documents/courseware_asp_files/realProperty/RightsandDuties/EminentDomain.asp
“Clause in the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution that provides ‘nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation’.”

China’s ‘nail houses’: The homeowners who refused to budge
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/19/asia/gallery/china-nail-houses/
“In China, they’re known as “nail houses” — homes where owners refuse to accept compensation offered by road builders and developers in exchange for the demolition of their property.”

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