Tuesday, February 21, 2006

More Kelo backlash = states uphold the Constitution better than the Supreme Court

A long piece in the NY Times noting how various states have increased protections for homeowners in the wake of the Supreme Court's execrable Kelo decision last year. The Times piece is decidedly pro-Kelo (note the prevalence and quantity of quotes from such organizations as the National League of Cities, a group that favors expanded eminent domain powers), but highly informative of how the states have reacted. Most notably, anti-Kelo amendments and laws that restrict eminent domain to public end uses have overwheming popular and lawmaker support that crosses party lines.

More about the Kelo decision here, here and here.

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