Thursday, August 04, 2005

Alabama limits eminent domain

Donald Lambro, writing for the Washington Times, reports that the Alabama Legislature, meeting in special session, has unanimously ruled out any Kelo-type use of eminent domain in their jurisdiction. Lambro also lists other states where legislators are working on similar protections for their citizens.

Update: Here's the announcement from Alabama Governor Bob Riley. And here is Gov. Riley's overview of what was accomplished during the five-day special session.

Update: The Institute for Justice issues a related press release.

Update: (Via Betsy's Page). There was a related story yesterday at USA Today, States Move To Protect Property.

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