A city councilwoman expressed her anger that they were unable to take a man's land with Eminent Domain. She notes that if he were a 'normal person' they could take it, but since he's rich, he'll be able to use the law and protect his property (or bankrupt the city through extended litigation).
Eminent Domain is the right of a government to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. Public officials attempt to justify Eminent Domain by extolling the new public use as a boon for everyone.
But therein lies the problem. When government isn't limited, public officials are incentivized by corporate interests to take private property for the good of the corporations.
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