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Seizing South L.A.

Today's question: How extensively -- if at all -- should eminent domain be used to boost South L.A.'s economy? Previously, Hicks and Hutchinson debated police-minority relations and the quality of South L.A.’s political leadership. Government reaching too far Point: Joe R. Hicks I am a self-described political conservative who has strong reservations about the intrusion of government on the lives of ordinary citizens and the resultant restrictions on individual liberty. Consequently, I do not favor the wholesale use of eminent domain to resurrect the economy of South Los Angeles. My fears over the ability of government to abuse eminent domain increased considerably after...

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