October 27, 2006

Montana Supreme Court Nixes Eminent Domain Reform

By Montana Supreme Court Nixes Eminent Domain Reform

by Timothy Sandefur

The Montana Suprme Court has unanimously upheld the decision by Judge Dirk Sandefur (no relation!) to bar the state's eminent domain reform initiative from the ballot, due to fraudulent signature-gathering. Of course the opposition is milking this by saying that it's proof the initiative itself was flawed, when what really happened was that the backers of the initiative hired signature-gatherers who provided false signatures and did other illegal things.

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