by Timothy Sandefur
A.C.A. 8, a legislative proposal here in California which would have provided virtually no real protection against the abuse of eminent domain, has failed to get the votes necessary to be placed on the California ballot. This is important because, as Dan Walters pointed out some time ago, A.C.A. 8 was really just a cynical attempt on the part of the legislature to confuse voters and thereby prevent serious eminent domain reform.