Last year, the United States Supreme Court made headlines (at least in our eminent domain world) by issuing a ruling in Knick v. Township of Scott that property owners can bypass the state courts and directly file a Fifth Amendment takings claim in federal court (you can find our write-up on Knick here). This was a stark shift from prior law, which held that a property owner had to first finalize their pursuit of compensation through any applicable state procedures. We are still feeling the effects from the Supreme Court's holding, but one question that has been raised is how does the ...
It's an exciting time with the Olympics taking place in Rio De Janeiro. But what takes place before the Olympics ever gets off the ground involves years of planning, lobbying, and infrastructure development. That development often requires use of eminent domain. And in countries without due process and constitutional rights to just compensation, the condemnation process is an ugly endeavor for those impacted.
In Rio, for example, KUSA reports in its article, Rio de Janeiro villages uprooted for Olympics, that leading up to the games, eminent domain was often used "without warning ...
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