Opponents of condemnation in Baltimore say power is widely abused

In Maryland, as in many parts of the country, the discussion over eminent domain, or the government’s power to condemn and seize private property in the name of “public purpose,” is mainly a legal debate rather than a policy one. The issue, after all, touches on one of the U.S. Constitution’s most fundamental rights…http://www.mddailyrecord.com/article.cfm?category=4&page=1&id=9223&type=UTTM