June 23, 2006

Post-Kelo ‘Fixes’ Get Little Traction

By Post-Kelo ‘Fixes’ Get Little Traction

An editorial from The Oklahoman claims that "nothing in Oklahoma's eminent domain law is broken or in need of repair." The reality, however, is that in the five years before Kelo, the state filed 23 eminent domain actions to seize land for private development. and in the one year after Kelo, it's filed 14 more.

The Washington Times, on the other hand, has this editorial, noting that "New London's bid to oust Mrs. Kelo has prompted an unprecedented backlash from people who want to stop governments from appropriating private property. That's something to be positively cheery about."

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