Friday night topic: Kelo and property rights


— 6:29 PM on June 24, 2005

With the Supreme Court's Kelo decision this week, has government's right to seize property gone much too far?

By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that governments may seize your business and even your home in order to facilitate private economic development schemes.
What happens when a corrupt local government is bought off by agents for a corporation wanting to develop on that prime property in the middle of town—currently occupied by a church, which provides no tax income? Should there be some check on a government's power to seize land?

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