eminent domain

Why Is Saint Louis Using Eminent Domain “On Spec”?

What would you do if you learned that the government might take your home sometime in the next few months? They haven’t made up their mind just yet, but they’re already putting you through the preliminary steps of eminent domain, excavating next to your home, and blocking a grocery store from setting up shop in your neighborhood. Gustavo Rendon doesn’t have to wonder; this is how his family and neighbors have lived for the past year.