public use

public use

n. the only purpose for which private property can be taken (condemned) by the government under its power of eminent domain. Public use includes: schools, streets, highways, hospitals, government buildings, parks, water reservoirs, flood control, slum clearance and redevelopment, public housing, public theaters and stadiums, safety facilities, harbors, bridges, railroads, airports, terminals, prisons, jails, public utilities, canals, and numerous other purposes designated as beneficial to the public. (See: eminent domain, condemnation)

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No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
Robertson's memo said in part: "The proposal involves land encompassing the entire northern slopes of the San Francisco Peaks and the Kachina Wilderness, where public use and access would be eliminated or sharply curtailed.
If the Government cannot guarantee the public use of these rights of way in the countryside how will it be able to give access to mountain, moorland etc?
The same was true of those that relied heavily on studio usage, and she wondered whether looking in at a Today show-type set from the sidewalk at people at desks is public use.
and point man for "Project 9-12", an exploratory committee comprised of city dwellers in support of a public use structure versus commercial office building proposals.
In these areas, the turnpike will provide a gravel trail for nature walks, along with an overlook area, a picnic area, and a small parking lot for public use.
Since the Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics FBL intended long term to accommodate the civilian federal purposeful in their own building, the development of a focal point for the administration buildings of the federal administration for 2,000 jobs and public uses is provided.
Valarie Seliznov believes that high quality and fair price, makes Samand a suitable car for the Kazakhstanis, both for private and public uses.
Part one looks at the contributions of Kent Harold Richards and identifies advancements in and public uses of biblical scholarship.
Although the chances of the electronic cigarette selling like games and other electronics that the general public uses is not likely on the same scale, there is a noticeable drop in pricing from the top online retailers due to the volume that they are selling at, which results in lower prices because of higher quantity orders from their factories.
shopping centers) rather than traditional public uses such as freeways and schools, would we want to ban such uses, restricting eminent domain to public uses (Proposition 98), or leave them untouched (Proposition 99)?

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