Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Monday, November 13, 2006, 12:01 AM
Les Christie’s article Kelo’s revenge: Voters restrict eminent domain: Eight (actually, 10) states vote to prohibit or restrict the use of eminent domain to take property from one private individual and give it to another [CNN/Money] summarizes the election aftermath relating to eminent domain.
After the outrage relating to this court decision, more than 30 states enacted laws and/or constitutional amendments to prevent this from happening. It has energized watchdog groups such as Castle Watch, to prevent more of this type of emminent domain taking.
Here’s a pre-election tally and its substantial. California did not vote for the proposition because the law was too broad and pressure from conservation groups concerned that it would weaken government authority too much.