"Eminent domain is the power of the government to take private property belonging to its citizen's. It can also be called 'condemnation' or, in some states, 'expropriation.'

"The federal and state constitutions all say that property may only be condemned for 'public use.' For many years, governments applied that term to mean that property could be taken for things like roads, schools, and public buildings.

"Then, courts allowed eminent domain to be used for private corporations that had public utilities, like electric companies and railroads. Starting in the 1950s, eminent domain became increasingly used for 'slum clearance.' Once an area was declared to be a slum or blighted, it could be cleared using eminent domain, and the property could often then be transferred to another private party. Increasingly, over the second half of the twentieth century, local governments have tried to use eminent domain in order to transfer land to other private parties. Whether and under what circumstances courts will allow this abuse of eminent domain is a matter of state law." - From the Castle Coalition FAQ

"...we oppose all government interference with private property, such as confiscation, zoning, and eminent domain; and we support the prohibition of robbery, trespass, fraud, and misrepresentation." - New Jersey Libertarian Party Platform

Castle Coalition - Citizens Fighting Eminent Domain Abuse
Home News Tribune Article on Eminent Domain
Libertarian Party of Central New Jersey's database of documents related to the Highland Park Redevelopment Agency
Star Ledger reader forum on eminent domain
LP News: Supreme Court hears eminent domain [in New London, CT] case
Daily Targum on February 21 protest