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Month: November 2007

November 30, 2007

Carla Main's website

by Timothy Sandefur Carla Main, author of the excellent new book Bulldozed: "Kelo," Eminent Domain, And The American Lust for Land, has started up a website about her book. Also, the San Francisco Daily Journal will be running my review of it next week. ...

November 30, 2007

Show-Me Institute's amicus brief in the Missouri eminent domain case

by Timothy Sandefur Here is the Show Me Institute's amicus curiae brief in City of Arnold v. Tourkakis, the eminent domain case before the Missouri Supreme Court that I blogged about here. The brief points out the shocking extent of eminent domain abuse in Missouri. ...

November 29, 2007

PLF Defends Property Owner Before The Missouri Supreme Court

by Timothy Sandefur Today the Pacific Legal Foundation filed this brief on behalf of Homer and Julie Tourkakis, property owners and victims of eminent domain abuse in the city of Arnold, Missouri. Homer Tourkakis's dental practice is being targeted because the City wants to construct the Arnold Commons, a large retail shopping center that will ...

November 28, 2007

Ballot measure seeks to rein in cities' land grabs

The Orange County Register has this editorial on the ballot initiative in California to try to restrict eminent domain abuse. Supporters of a more traditional, constitutional view of private property are back again with the California Property Owners and Farmland Protection Act. Its backers earlier this month turned in more than 1 million signature ...

November 21, 2007

California Eminent Domain Reform Initiative Gets Enough Signatures

It looks like the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer's Association has enough signatures to put their eminent domain reform initiative on the ballot in California in 2008. ...

November 21, 2007

The Exactions Problem

The Wall Street Journal has an important, in-depth look at the "exactions" that are increasing housing costs and standing in the way of the American Dream. It focuses on many of the cases that the Pacific Legal Foundation has litigated, including the case of the Banzons, who were told by city bureaucrats that they had ...

November 15, 2007

Reason TV on Eminent Domain

Reason TV's Drew Carey has this report on eminent domain abuse in National City, California. ...

November 10, 2007

California's Eminent Domain Reform Battle

by Timothy Sandefur Larry Gilbert has this report on a recent League of California Cities event held to discuss eminent domain reform in California. Unfortunately, it looks like the League is still trying to deceive voters about what their proposal would accomplish. ...

November 02, 2007

Eminent Domain Humor

You don't often see something funny involving eminent domain… ...