Momma Cass lived all her eighty years in a home nestled to apine grove within fifty feet of a lake and included within the citylimits of Elliott Township. The Cass home was in need of repairs,as were a number of homes in neighborhood. The city of Elliottwishes to exercise its eminent domain powers to purchase the Casshome and ones in the neighborhood. The homes would be razed and anew shopping center would be built next to the lake. Is this aproper use of eminent domain powers? How does the Constitutionprotect the interests of Momma Cass, if at all?
Eminent domain power is one in which any government or state tries to take private land and
homes for use of the public by just purchasing it at a fair value in form of compensation. This…