November 12, 2006

14 Million Votes to Protect Property Rights

By 14 Million Votes to Protect Property Rights

Reason Foundation's Leonard Gilroy has some interesting statistics about Tuesday's landslide for eminent domain reform.

I'd argue that the biggest victory for property rights last night goes to the 65-35% win of Prop 207 in Arizona — a "Kelo-Plus" eminent domain and regulatory takings measure. Arizonans woke up today to what are probably the strongest property rights protections in the country, although Oregonians could justifiably make the same claim after passing their eminent domain measure yesterday (Measure 39) to complement their 2004 regulatory takings measure, Measure 37.

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