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Unpublished Paper
Reclaiming Minnesota's Territorial Birthright: Why the Northwest Ordinance Restricts the State's Power of Eminent Domain to Public Exigencies
(2009)
  • Nicholas C Dranias
Abstract

This short paper explains why the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and the Minnesota state constitution should be read together “as one piece,” and how this reading warrants limiting the use of Minnesota’s power of eminent domain to circumstances of “public exigency.”

Keywords
  • minnesota,
  • constitution,
  • northwest ordinance,
  • eminent domain,
  • property rights,
  • in pari materia
Disciplines
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Nicholas C Dranias. "Reclaiming Minnesota's Territorial Birthright: Why the Northwest Ordinance Restricts the State's Power of Eminent Domain to Public Exigencies" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nicholas_dranias/2/