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Gov. Schwarzenegger ponders expanding the abuse of eminent domain in California

September 28, 2010 I By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Timothy Sandefur

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently considering whether to sign legislation that would expand the use of eminent domain for redevelopment throughout the Los Angeles area. Ziggy Kruse has more at the City Watch blog.

Remember, California is the only state to have actually expanded its eminent domain power in the wake of Kelo v. New London, by enacting Proposition 99. That Proposition–contrary to what its proponents claimed at the time–actually expanded eminent domain power by, for the first time, adding "redevelopment" to the state Constitution.

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