GOP Sens. Target Kelo Ruling With Eminent Domain Bill

Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 12:57 PM ET) -- U.S. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced a bill Thursday that would bar the federal government from using eminent domain to take over private property solely for economic development, as was allowed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Kelo ruling.

The bill would scale back the government's ability to transfer privately held property from one owner to another. The proposed legislation comes nearly seven years to the day after the high court held in Kelo v. City of New London that the government can...
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