In a news conference at a law firm specializing in eminent domain litigation, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., vowed Monday to deny federal funds to any city or state project that uses eminent domain for private gain. Now before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the bill that Nelson is co-sponsoring would reserve eminent domain for public use projects. A similar measure, approved by the House in July, followed the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the now infamous Kelo v. City of New London case.
Senator Seeks to Block Use of Eminent Domain for Private Gain
Daily Business Review
September 27, 2005