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Aug 18, 2005

Eminent Domain - Remembered

The eminent domain bill comes far too late for some residents of Hurst, Texas. Back in 1995, the city used its power of eminent domain to condemn their homes to make way for an expansion of Northeast Mall. The property seizure took place long before the use of governmental power to benefit private property owners had become such a hot issue. In one instance, a woman dying of cancer was forced from her home, which was needed for a parking lot for the new Nordstoms. However, CNN is reportedly planning to revisit the day Hurst city leaders evicted their citizen's from their own homes. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the cable news channel is planning a story on the issue.