From time to time, eminent domain in American has been used in unwise and unjust ways to demolish and remake neighborhoods. In this video, Dave Amos explains what eminent domain is and highlights various cases where it probably should have been restrained or not used as a tool.

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Stephen Fesler
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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.