Is there any limit to the Takings Clause's Public Use requirement?

June 30, 2014 | By JONATHAN WOOD

Last week, the Utah Supreme Court revived a challenge to the Utah Department of Transportation’s abuse of eminent domain. The Department needed a small part (1.2 acres) of a larger parcel (15 acres) for a light rail project. Instead of condemning the part of the property necessary for the project, the Department decided to take … ...