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Eminent Domain

That “city in Ohio” Jonah speaks of below is my neighbor, Lakewood, which is just west of Cleveland. Lakewood seeks to eject longtime residents from their homes in order to make way for condo and retail development. Plan proponents insist all residents are being treated “fairly” — if, by fairly, one means forcibly removing people from their homes and offering “market-value” for their homes. It is, as Jonah suggests, quite outrageous.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.


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