Yesterday, 03:58 PM
When it comes to non-federal property, the vast majority of the States themselves also have an Eminent Domain clause in their respective Constitutions which they exercise. Some of these states have it written so that ED is a lot more tightly controlled than fedgovs, and some are written a lot more poorly so they can get away with more than fedgov.
As to where fedgov is allowed to apply ED, this should naturally align with the delineation of federal properties listed in the Constitution,
Article 1 Section 8 Clause 17,
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And
And it is perhaps possible to connect the federal doctrine of Eminent Domain to the enabling of