The News-Leader had a great editorial on the Tourkakis case by Dave Roland of the Show-Me Institute. Excerpt:
When the Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments in City of Arnold v. Tourkakis today, it will have to choose between two very different paths. The court could side with the city and its commercial developers, meaning that virtually every home, business, and house of worship in the state could be condemned and given away for the profit of a government-chosen owner. Or the court could turn the tide in favor of individual liberty by deciding that the state Constitution's protections for private property still have meaning. So watch this case carefully — your constitutional freedoms are hanging in the balance.