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Another Dangerous Example of Eminent Domain

Nowadays, the use of eminent domain is commonly used for roadway purposes, such as adding lanes and/or improving the roadway overall. However, there are other uses which are purported to be ‘for the good of the people’ based upon economic…

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City Council Takes Next Step in the Path to Acquire Metacomet by Eminent Domain

We previously blogged about a council member presenting a resolution to acquire private property, also known as land acquisition; as suspected, the City’s main concern is not necessarily to preserve open spaces but to generate income. Read below to learn…

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Environmental Defense Fund Up Against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Battle Over 66-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline

As reported on Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) website on October 23, 2020, EDF filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, also known as FERC, asking the court…

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Rhode Island Representative Pushing for East Providence To Use Eminent Domain Powers

In an article posted in the Providence Journal on September 28, 2020, Representative Gregg Amore drafted a resolution for the City to acquire the Metacomet Golf Club property that is currently in the process of being sold. What prompted the…

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Sixth-Generation Farm, Among Others, to be Subject to the Power of Eminent Domain

According to an article posted on the Channel 8 local ABC website, a sixth-generation farm and others will soon be subject to eminent domain due to a high-speed railway project approved by the federal government. Eminent domain is the power…

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Welcome To Our Blog

We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to regularly provide posts highlighting legal issues of local, state and national interest that we think you will find interesting. Check back later…

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