Eminent domain debate turns the mortgage industry libertarian

 · A scholar at the New York Federal Reserve in a recent report proposed the idea of using eminent domain to seize mortgages of underwater homeowners as a means of “easing” their debt. Eminent domain, as some of you may know, is when the federal or state and state governments seize on some vacant property or other land for public use. The thinking beh

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U.S. Rep. John Campbell, R-Orange County, has reintroduced a bill that would limit the ability of municipalities to use eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages. The proposed Defending American Taxpayers from Abusive Government Takings Act would also prevent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from buying any home loans seized by eminent domain.

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 · The question of whether export pipelines are entitled to eminent domain authority remains under debate in legal circles, with some conservative legal scholars making the.

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Vandevender, who lives off the power grid in Craig, said he opposes eminent domain, or the right of a government or industry to obtain right of way through private property for the public good for.

6. Assess the concept of eminent domain, in general, and the plight of Susette Kelo and her neighbors, in par-ticular, from the point of view of the different theories of justice discussed in this chapter. Is it possible to square the government’s exercise of eminent domain with a libertarian approach to justice?

Barnett’s objections to eminent domain depend solely on the unknowable subjective value each person attaches to his or her possessions. But if that point is decisive, then eminent domain is also illegitimate when used to condemn land for national fortifications or public parks, when the public-use criterion cannot be contested at all.

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 · Yorktown’s eminent domain case is settled, but the fight continues Members of the Yorktown community and the town council clashed once again over the use of eminent domain in the town’s downtown.

Eminent domain debate turns the mortgage industry libertarian The republican presidential candidates faced off on Saturday in New Hampshire for a final debate before Tuesday’s primary.. a Heated Exchange Over Eminent Domain. more libertarian end of.