February 4, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On February 4, 2006, residents of Weare, New Hampshire, voted down a proposal to evict US Supreme Court Justice David Souter from his farmhouse in that town, and instead called for the state legislature to strengthen laws regarding eminent domain. The vote was 94-59 against eviction. California ...[read more]
June 3, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a bill Saturday night that prohibits the state from from taking property solely to boost property taxes. The measure, approved by the state Senate last week, reflects a compromise between the state and its homeowners after a years-long property ...[read more]
November 8, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Voters in nine US states approved ballot initiatives restricting the use of eminent domain in mid-term elections Tuesday, reacting strongly against the 2005 US Supreme Court Kelo v. New London decision, which held that private redevelopment conferring economic benefits on a community qualifies as ...[read more]
June 25, 2006
by Brett Murphy
President Bush issued an executive order Friday directing that US federal agencies and government departments may not seize private property unless the taking is for public use and not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties. Bush's order instruct... ...[read more]
June 24, 2006
by Brett Murphy
Governor M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut said Friday that a tentative agreement has been made between the city of New London and two homeowners who refused to leave their homes for a private development on their land and ultimately took their case all the way to the US Supreme Court. Susette Kelo and ...[read more]
February 8, 2006
by Tom Henry
Beth Sabilia, the mayor of New London, Connecticut, has proposed a compromise for a group of four homeowners involved in the eminent domain case that went before the US Supreme Court last year. In Kelo v. New London, the Court held last June by a 5-4 margin that the local authority in New London, ...[read more]
January 22, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
Activists opposed to the controversial June 2005 US Supreme Court eminent domain ruling in Kelo v. New London which allowed the city of New London, Connecticut to expropriate private property for private redevelopment conferring economic benefits on the community, are protesting this weekend near ...[read more]
November 3, 2005
by Joshua Pantesco
In a 376-38 vote late Thursday, the US House of Representatives approved a bill that would strip state and local governments of federal funding if they use eminent domain to transfer privately owned land to commercial interests. The Senate approved a similar measure last month. The US Supreme ...[read more]
October 7, 2005
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Audrey McFarlane of the University of Baltimore School of Law says that concern over the protection of property rights in the wake of the US Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. New London has obscured larger questions relating to the allocation of public resources to l... ...[read more]
September 23, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), chairman of the US House Subcommittee on the Constitution, said Thursday that legislation restricting state and local government's ability to take private property for private development could be presented to the full House Judiciary Committee in the next few weeks an... ...[read more]

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