What is the Purpose of the Government’s Eminent Domain Power?

Hello, my name is Raymer Maguire, I’m a 30 year practitioner, representing property owners and businesses in eminent domain. The purpose of the eminent domain powers of the government are to enable the government, when it can prove that it needs real property in order to build a road or to widen a road, to acquire that property so that those roads can be widened or built.