In some good news on the eminent domain front, an Arizona judge has rejected a plan to seize land in Tempe for a shopping mall. "The anticipated private purposes and benefits outweigh any public benefit or purpose," said Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Fields in a ruling released yesterday. "Profit, not public improvement, is the motivating force for this redevelopment."
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