States are moving to stop Supreme Court

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    States Move to Blunt Effect of Supreme Court Eminent-Domain Ruling

    By Maura Kelly Lannan Associated Press Writer Published: Jul 19, 2005

    CHICAGO (AP) - Alarmed by the prospect of local governments seizing homes and turning the property over to developers, lawmakers in at least half the states are rushing to blunt last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling expanding the power of eminent domain.

    In Texas and California, legislators have proposed constitutional amendments to bar government from taking private property for economic development. Politicians in Alabama, South Dakota and Virginia likewise hope to curtail government's ability to condemn land.


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    Thanks for reminding me, Chicago Trib had an editorial about this subject:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0507180220jul18,1,1702610.story

     

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