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The Kelo Backlash Continues

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As I pointed out in "The Kelo Backlash Begins," Alabama was the first state to curb eminent domain abuse after the Supreme Court's infamous Kelo decision. Now we see that in the election last month voters in seven states (FL, GA, MI, NV, NH, ND, SC) approved constitutional amendments prohibiting the use of eminent domain to transfer land to private parties for "economic development." It would be ideal, of course, to have no eminent domain at all, but the less the better.

Laurence M. Vance is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute, founder of the Francis Wayland Institute, and a columnist for LewRockwell.com and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He is the author of The War on Drugs is a War on FreedomWar, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism, and War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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