1. Located in the shadow of CitiField, the junkyard community of Willets Point, aka The Iron Triangle, stands its ground against eminent domain and planned redevelopment.

    Though the area is being declared a blight, taxpaying business owners argue that the city has created the situation by refusing to provide sewers, street repair, and proper waste disposal over the years.

    The main advocate for the workers of Willets Point is a native 76 year old resident who refuses to leave.

    Produced by: Nicholas Weissman and Corey Wascinski

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  2. The host explains the meaning of eminent domain, the conditions for it as outlined in the 5th amendment, and some history on how its use has expanded beyond the traditional concept of "public use." To learn more about Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain, go to izzit.org/products/detail.php?video=eminent_domain

    Subject Areas:
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    Topics:
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    ■ Supreme Court
    ■ U.S. Constitution/Bill of Rights

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