Need for Wariness Regarding Eminent Domain Use
Over at the News-Leader, Joseph Sugarman discusses the need for Missourians to be wary of the actions of their politicians in regard to eminent domain issues. Sugarman remembers that the pivotal court case of Kelo v. City of New London “did not happen in a vacuum,” reminding Missourians to heed the lessons of eminent domain victims in other states and to quickly petition for legislative action to protect property rights.
The Show-Me Institute has argued, since its inception, that Missouri needs strong and clearly articulated property rights that defend the state’s citizens from eminent domain. You can read a few of our studies and testimonies here, here, here, and here.