Thrusting the issue of eminent domain into the presidential campaign spotlight, Senator McCain is vowing to counteract a 2005 Supreme Court decision that enhanced the government's ability to seize private property, and he says he may seek a constitutional amendment to overturn it.
In a speech yesterday in Iowa, the Arizona senator called the Kelo v. City of New London decision "one of the most alarming reductions of freedom in our lifetimes."
More at the New York Sun.
Past coverage of eminent domain:
- December 2006, Rejecting Kelo
- September 2006, Domain Pain
- July 2006, NREI, Eminent Domain: A Year After Kelo
- June 2006, Life After Kelo
- February 2006, NREI, Eminent Outrage
- August 2005, NREI, There for the Taking
- August 2005, Eminently Unfair
- July 2005, Guilty Verdict: Kelo vs. New London
- May 2005, NREI, When is Eminent Domain Eminently Unfair?
- April 2005, Desperate Towns