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