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Month: January 2007

January 29, 2007

Bill Would Revise Condemnation Rules

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has an article on the eminent domain reform proposal in Washington State. ...

January 29, 2007

Eminent Domain: Preserve or Abolish?

The Objective Standard has posted a debate between the Ayn Rand Institute's Yaron Brook and the International Economic Development Council's Jeffrey Finkle on the philosophical issues surrounding eminent domain, and you can listen to it on the TOS website. The debate took place last May. ...

January 26, 2007

Good New Article on Kelo Backlash

The latest issue of the Independent Review has an interesting article by Edward Lopez and Sahsa Totah about the reaction to Kelo. You can read it online here. ...

January 23, 2007

Charges Dropped Against Riviera Beach Activist

Good news, for once, out of Riviera Beach, Florida. Background here, in a post from November. ...

January 19, 2007

Eminent Domain Victory in New Jersey

Congratulations to attorney Bill Ward of the New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog on successfully defending the rights of two property owners in cases being litigated by Carlin & Ward. ...

January 19, 2007

A House Divided: A Story About Eminent Domain

by Timothy Sandefur Yankee magazine has a feature story on the Kelo case. It's a chilling tale of what goes on in an America that once prided itself on freedom and equality. Excerpt: On the day before Thanksgiving of that year, a sheriff affixed a letter to Kelo's door: Her home had been condemned by ...

January 19, 2007

Proposed property rights amendment draws criticism

by Timothy Sandefur The Madison County (Miss.) Journal has this article on a proposal to amend the state constitution to forbid the abuse of eminent domain. The bureaucrats' reaction? Typically, they're upset that the proposal would stand in the way of their ambitious schemes for your property: Tim Coursey, executive director of the Madison ...

January 19, 2007

Strong Support for Better Property Rights Protection

The Assoicated Press is reporting a Wyoming poll that finds 77 percent of residents want stronger protection from eminent domain abuse. Meanwhile, the Casper Star Tribune reports on an eminent domain bill currently pending in the Wyoming legislature. ...

January 19, 2007

Council Approves Measure Against Eminent Domain

The Arcadia, Ca., city council has approved a measure that would ban eminent domain abuse. It will appear on the May 8 ballot. ...

January 18, 2007

Brigham Moore: Proudly Defending Property Owners

by Timothy Sandefur The law firm of Brigham Moore in Florida has a great on-line video about their record representing "property owners; never the government" in eminent domain cases. It's refreshing to see such passion for what one partner rightly calls "the right of private ownership which is as important as any other civil rig ...