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Many Americans, both conservatives and liberals, were angry about a Supreme Court decision on last year.  It allowed local governments to seize private property for the sole purpose of selling it to other (wealthier) people that wanted to "develop" it.  As the state legislatures come back to work in January, many of them are considering laws that would prohibit this practice in their own states.

Here is a link on the discussion in Iowa, where business interests are opposing Republican political leaders.

by corncam on Thu Jan 19th, 2006 at 11:04:37 AM EST
That is called the Kelo decision.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 19th, 2006 at 11:06:33 AM EST
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