Supreme Court Ruling Won't Affect City of Bowling Green

By: Courtney Lassiter
By: Courtney Lassiter

The Supreme Court Decision gives the green light for local lawmakers to take homes and businesses for private economic development through eminent domain.

But the state of Kentucky is one of the eight states that bans the use of eminent domain except for the purpose of eliminating slum.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wrote a dissenting opinion and said in a statement Friday, "The specter of condemnation hangs over all property."

As for now, the City Commission of Bowling Green says use of eminent domain will only be used for public good, for example a road or school.

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