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Somin Says CA Ballot Measure Flawed

A Newport Beach, California, ballot measure designed to restrict the city's use of eminent domain on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling Kelo v. New London is flawed and ineffective, according to property rights experts.  Mason Professor Ilya Somin noted that, "errors have been widespread in post-Kelo legislation."  He also highlighted a second problem with the measure: the ballot language does not define "economic development," making the law easy to circumvent. 

Power of Newport Ballot Measure in Doubt, The Orange County Register, October 20, 2006. By Jeff Overley.
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