Here's an NPR blurb
spotted by property rights hawk and OCRegister commentator Steve Greenhut:
The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year upheld the right of local governments to seize private property to spur economic development. Since then, Congress and at least 38 states have moved to defend property rights. Some experts warn the flurry of new legislation could block necessary development projects.
As Steve puts it at Orange Punch
, the OCR's blog:
Unbelievable. Yes, such consequences might be that liberal planners and wealthy developers can't bully people around as much. I can live with those consequences, can't you?
By the way, the developers I work with rarely if ever use eminent domain. They do it the old fashioned way: They pay for their land, or they use land that has been in their ownership for generations.