Homeland Security Wants Eminent Domain Over a Vermont Farm at the Border

Seven Days | October 5, 2009
The federal government may invoke the doctrine of eminent domain to appropriate as much as 10.5 acres of the Rainvilles' cropland, which an impact study calls "negligible." Brian Rainville, son of farm owner Clement Rainville, says those acres are essential to the small dairy farm's livelihood.

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