The American Farm Bureau Federation [AFBF] was one of 25 associations and groups that filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting property owners being displaced by the city of New London, Conn. Eight groups are thought to be filing contrary briefs supporting the city in the eminent domain case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear the case Feb. 22. The case centers on whether a government body can take private property for the purpose of turning it over to business developers to construct businesses that might generate higher taxes.
AFBF contends, if the court allows this practice, farm landowners would be in jeopardy of losing land whenever a government entity wants to help another private enterprise expand or construct a new business enterprise.
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