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Sunday, April 16, 2006

And speaking of blight

Posted By on Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 6:21 AM

The  Los Angeles Times has a national overview of the wildfire of state legislation to trim eminent domain power in the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling in a Connecticut case. The Kelo case (its losing plaintiff shown here) cleared the way for taking of private property for private projects. Arkansas's TIF law allows precisely that -- with appropriate compensation, of course, and only to address "blight." But it is so loosely defined that almost anything, including undeveloped property, qualifies.

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