Radley Balko points out a new twist on eminent domain abuse: The village of North Hills on Long Island, one of the wealthiest towns in the U.S., has its eyes on Deepdale, one of the country's top golf courses. Local politicians are threatening to seize the course through eminent domain and make it a public "amenity" open to all 1,800 residents of North Hill. There's your "public use." The official goal, in a town where home prices start in the millions, is to enhance property values.
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