Call it the post-Kelo wave. Just five weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of eminent domain to seize private property for economic development, more than half of the states have introduced legislation to thwart potential abuses. The decision "touched off a firestorm of outrage across the country," said Dana Berliner, attorney for the Institute for Justice. But those representing municipalities and private developers hailed Kelo, calling it essential to economic development.
States Ride Post-'Kelo' Wave of Legislation
The National Law Journal
August 2, 2005