October 24, 2012

Eminent Domain of Private Property in Pennsylvania, Courts define ‘taking’ of private property

The US Constitution, Fifth Amendment states: “No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.”   The law talks about the power of “eminent domain.” This is taking of private property exercised by government authorities for a public purpose and […]