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September 01, 2005

Texas to US Supreme Court: Eminent Domain this!

From the News & Observer...

Texas' governor signed a law Wednesday strictly limiting the power of state and local government to seize private property for economic development.

The measure was in response to a Supreme Court ruling in June that said governments have broad power to bulldoze people's homes to erect shopping malls or other private development to generate tax revenue.

Gov. Rick Perry added the eminent domain issue to the summer legislative agenda, and the new law was approved by the House and Senate earlier this month.

Maybe we can make the Supreme Court obsolete with sensible state laws, and not even have to worry about them any more. LOL, wouldn't that make 'em mad.

Posted by Danny Carlton at September 1, 2005 07:24 AM

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