by Timothy Sandefur
Patrick Hoge of Scripps News Service has an article about the future of eminent domain reform in California. Excerpt:
Given that opponents raised $12.45 million compared with $3.77 million for proponents, Kevin Spillane, manager of the "yes" campaign, said the prospects for success next time around are bright.
"If I was a developer who profits from eminent domain, I would be deeply concerned and upset about the narrowness of victory," Spillane said.
Twelve million against and three million for? But I thought Prop. 90 was a trick by evil rich developers!
Note an inaccuracy at the end of the article, however: Pacific Legal Foundation did not support Proposition 90. PLF does not take positions on political campaigns.