Eminent Domain: Can Sacramento Win in Court?

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, December 17, 2007

The Sacramento City Council will vote Tuesday afternoon on one of the most controversial things government can do: seize someone’s private property through the process known as eminent domain.  Specifically, the city wants to take over nine downtown properties on K St. owned by Moe Mohanna and his partners.  But what is eminent domain and what chance does the city have in court?  On Monday, KXJZ’s Ben Adler spoke with John Sprankling, a professor at University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.