Lancaster California located about 45 miles from Los Angeleswas trying to build its local economy but was tripped up by theUnited States Constitution. Costco a big-box retailer wanted toexpand into next-door space leased to 99 Cents Only Stores. Costcotold the city it would move to Palmdale if it could not expand.Lancaster tried to buy 99 Cents lease but the company refused.Lancaster then used its power of eminent domain to condemn the 99Cents property for the purpose of making it available toCostco. The city noted that blight might follow ifCostco left and the city contrasted 99 Cents under $40000 peryear in sales taxes generated with Costcos more than $400000. 99Cents then sued the city seeking an order blocking the effort totake the 99 Cents property.How would you have ruled on the case when it was tried in 2001?Explain.Would the result be any different today after the Supreme Courts2005 decision in the New London Connecticut case?Explain.