Court Rejects Use of Eminent Domain for Columbia U.

December 4, 2009

A New York State appeals court on Thursday rejected the use of eminent domain on behalf of Columbia University for its plan to build a new, 17-acre campus, The New York Times reported. Columbia has purchased most of the land it needs, but was relying on the state's use of eminent domain to obtain properties from owners who refused to sell. An appeal is expected.

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