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Abstract

An ongoing urban revitalization project arrested by legislative reponses to the Kelo decision is likely to play out in many cities and towns across the country in the next few years. Since Kelo was decided, thirty-four states have adopted some responsive legislation or constitutional amendment. These new laws, to varying degrees and using various mechanisms, limit the power of state and local governments to use eminent domain to faciliate economic redevlopment projects. This Article explores the reach of these statutes and their likely consequences for ongoing and future urban revitalization project.

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