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Justices to Consider Eminent Domain Limits

The Supreme Court hears a case that tests whether local governments may force homeowners to sell their land so that private companies can redevelop the area to create jobs and generate tax revenue. A group of homeowners in New London, Conn., argues that eminent domain should only be invoked for public projects such as roads or schools.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.