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February 22, 2005 2:00 AM

Supreme Court hears case on government's power to seize property

The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Tuesday toward a group of New London, Conn., homeowners fighting to keep their land, but the justices seemed equally skeptical of their own power to keep the city from seizing the property to create an upscale development. Its the first major case on eminent domain, the power of the government to condemn property for redevelopment, to reach the high court in years.

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