Casino Magnate Takes Poor Widow’s Home

The case of Kelo vs. New London established that the government has the authority to expropriate private property, such as a Motel 8, and replace it with a Ritz Carlton, or transform a McDonald’s into an Applebee’s, if deemed to serve a public purpose. It also means that a casino owner could potentially replace a widow’s home with a new casino. Similarly, the construction of a stadium could lead to the displacement of low-income residents, all in the name of economic development¹².

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(1) Kelo v. City of New London – Case Summary and Case Brief – Legal Dictionary. https://legaldictionary.net/kelo-v-city-new-london/.
(2) Kelo v. City of New London – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelo_v._City_of_New_London.
(3) Kelo v. New London (2005) | Bill of Rights Institute. https://billofrightsinstitute.org/e-lessons/kelo-v-new-london-2005.
(4) Kelo v. New London – Supreme Court Opinions | Sandra Day O’Connor …. https://oconnorlibrary.org/supreme-court/kelo-v-new-london-2004.

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