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  1. Carmel

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  2. David Randall Post author

    As a non-governmental institution Columbia University cannot exercise eminent domain power. Columbia was in discussion with government agencies about taking nearby property to enable its expansion plan but recent articles in the New York Times report that Columbia instead will purchase the properties it needs for the first phase of its development.

  3. Jimson

    I agree that it may be unfair to take the land of hardworking homeowners but if that land can be used for the greater good of all and the landowners will receive adequate compensation for their loss then it seems to be worthwhile. However, this also raises the issue of when eminent domain is applicable as it seems that after Kelo v. London eminent domain proceedings have increased dramatically. An article I stumbled upon depicts Columbia University looking to expand using eminent domain, but Columbia is a private institution so are they permitted to do so?


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