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June 22, 2006

Welcome to The Eminent Domain Weblog

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Kelo v. New London, in which the Court declared that government may seize homes and businesses under eminent domain, and transfer the property to private developers to build shopping centers, restaurants, luxury condominiums, and other private projects—despite the fact that t ...

June 22, 2006

Rally Against Eminent Domain Abuse!

The Castle Coalition and allied groups are sponsoring a series of rallies against eminent domain abuse to coincide with this week's anniversary of the Kelo decision. See if there's one in your neighborhood! California Hollywood, June 23, 4 p.m., Bernard Luggage, 1642 N. Vine Street Contact: Ziggy Kruse, San Bernardi ...

June 22, 2006

Montana: Initiative-154 Provides False Hopes Against Eminent Domain

Aeshna at NewWest Politics believes the state's eminent domain bill fails to protect property rights because it requires government to compensate property owners for decreasing the value of their property through land-use regulations. This is a strange argument, since such "regulatory takings" are just as much an interference with pro ...

June 22, 2006

Five New Reports About Eminent Domain After Kelo

Our friends at the Institute for Justice have just published four important new reports about eminent domain in the year since the Kelo decision: Opening the Floodgates: Eminent Domain Abuse in a Post-Kelo World Redevelopment Wrecks: 20 Failed Projects Involving Eminent Domain Abuse Myths and Realities of Eminent Domain Abuse Legislative Action Sin ...

June 22, 2006

Assembly Moves To Limit Eminent Domain

The Morris County (NJ) Daily Record has this report on the progress of reform in New Jersey. But the New Brunswick Home News Tribune thinks the bill does not go far enough. ...

June 22, 2006

Hollywood Loses Eminent Domain Fight

Hollywood Florida, that is. Broward Circuit Judge Ronald Rothschild has ruled that the city cannot seize the property of the Mach family and give it to a private developer who wanted to build condominiums on the property. Meanwhile, in Hollywood, California, city officials are going ahead with their plans to destroy the 60 year old ...