See united states v detroit timber & lumber co, 200 us 321, 337 supreme court of the united states kelo et al v city of new london et al certiorari to the supreme court of connecticut no 04—108 argued february 22, 2005–decided june 23, 2005. The case of kelo v the city of new london reminds the public that property rights are the foundation of all our rights, they are constitutionally enshrined and they must be preserved when property rights are lost, the loss of other rights will inevitably follow litigation team.
Kelo v city of new london, 545 us 469 (2005), was a case decided by the supreme court of the united states involving the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private owner to another private owner to further economic development. New london, a city in connecticut, used its eminent domain authority to seize private property to sell to private developers the city said developing the land would create jobs and increase tax revenues.
United states supreme court kelo et al v city of new london et al, (2005) no 04-108 argued: february 22, 2005 decided: june 23, 2005 after approving an integrated development plan designed to revitalize its ailing economy, respondent city, through its development agent, purchased most of the property earmarked for the project from willing sellers, but initiated condemnation proceedings. The decision upheld the connecticut supreme court ' s 2004 kelo decision (268 conn 1), which found that new london ' s actions did not violate either the connecticut or the united states constitutional bans against taking property for public uses without just compensation (ct const art i, § 11 us const amend v.