On June 23, 2005, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the now infamous case of Kelo v. City of New London.' In its first major ruling on eminent domain since 1984, the Court decided whether a city's exercise of its eminent domain power to transfer property to private developers complied with the "public use" requirement of the Fifth Amendment.
Hennessey, Ian P.
"Kelo v. City of New London: The Sweeping Grant of Government Power and the Condemnation of American Property Rights,"
Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://trace.tennessee.edu/tjlp/vol3/iss2/6