August 1, 2008

Enemies of Property Rights Trying Hard to Stop Eminent Domain Reform in Missouri

By Enemies of Property Rights Trying Hard to Stop Eminent Domain Reform in Missouri

From an article in the Kansas City Business Journal:

Spencer Thomson, a lawyer at Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP, reported during the [Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City]'s July 25 meeting that $200,000 had been raised, mostly from the St. Louis area, to have lawyers scour the petitions for invalid signatures.

"If that doesn't work, it's going to take a seven-figure public campaign to try to defeat this at the polls," said Thomson, who served on Gov. Matt Blunt's 2005 task force to study eminent domain.

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