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Friday, July 29, 2005

Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Property

The New York Times has an excellent article on the backlash to Kelo that has developed nationwide and the efforts of some local officials to quickly seize land before this egregious loop hole is closed.

Property rights groups have united with more liberal organizations in arguing that taking property for economic use usually favors the rich over the poor.

"Typically, you have these corporate lobbyists who go down to a city council and say, 'Take this person's property and we'll build you a shopping center,' " said Timothy Sandefur, a lawyer with the Pacific Legal Foundation, a libertarian-leaning legal group that helped draft the proposed California amendment."

Cool, good quote Tim.

I ought to point at, while we are at it, that Tim is back to blogging - now at Positive Liberty. Check it out.


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