June 8, 2007

What Loophole?

By What Loophole?

by Timothy Sandefur

The latest issue of California Lawyer features an article about the California ballot initiatives regarding eminent domain, and it includes a quote from me that might be a bit misleading. I told reporter Laura McClure that the previous version of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association initiative contained a loophole allowing government to restrict the use of farming land without compensating property owners. But after McClure's article was finished and the issue had gone to press, HJTA revamped its initiative and removed that loophole. My comments about the loophole refer to the previous version, which has now been discarded.

The current HJTA ballot initiative contains no loopholes, and would provide strong and consistent protections for California’s property owners.

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