Part I of this note briefly discusses the principle of eminent domain and the evolution of the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Takings Clause. Part II analyzes the application of the Court's interpretations of the "public use" requirement of the Takings Clause on the issue of whether it is proper for a state to exercise its power of eminent domain pursuant to a stadium development project. Finally, Part III offers a solution to the conflict between property owners' interests in keeping their land and cities' interests in creating economic growth.
Cristin F. Hartzog,
The "Public Use" of Private Sports Stadiums: Kelo Hits a Homerun for Private Developers,
9 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/jetlaw/vol9/iss1/3