John Ross on the Return of Eminent Domain Abuse

Ene eminent domain abuseInstitute for JusticeEminent domain abuse has fallen considerably
since its high-water mark in 2005 when, in Kelo v. New
London
, the Supreme Court ruled that local officials can
condemn property on the basis that there may be an alternate use
for it that might generate greater tax revenue. Faced with
outraged electorates, legislators in 45 states have since rewritten
their eminent domain laws to protect property owners from grabby
local governments, or at least to give the appearance of doing so.
According to John Ross, as the economy recovers and property
becomes more desirable, and in spite of new laws, we’re likely to
see a rise in abuse of eminent domain throughout the
country.