California Was Behind This Trend
The Orange County Register has an editorial on the failure of eminent domain reform in California. Excerpt:
[N]ot a bad day overall for property rights. California property-rights activists are now talking about qualifying a ballot initiative for 2008 that would limit eminent domain abuse, but leave out the regulatory takings portion. That would be better than nothing. The sooner Californians pass such a restriction, the better off we all will be.