Take a journey back in time to the summer of 2005. Visualize a seventy-five year old, widowed grandmother living on her farm in rural Middle Tennessee. This thirty acre farm in the middle of the county is all that she has left to call her own. The world has grown around her farm for many years, inviting mini-malls, restaurants, condominiums, and interstate ramps on all sides of this picturesque setting. Now, imagine the grandmother's shock when she receives a letter from the local Economic Development Board notifying her that it is going to condemn her property via eminent domain as part of the county's Master Economic Redevelopment Plan.
"Reforming Eminent Domain in Tennessee After Kelo: Safeguarding the Family Farm,"
Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://trace.tennessee.edu/tjlp/vol4/iss1/4