Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Presidential eminent domain order

In response to Kelo v. New London and eminent domain issues involving the Federal government, President Bush, last Friday, issued an executive order declaring, “It is the policy of the United States to protect the rights of Americans to their private property, including by limiting the taking of private property by the Federal Government to situations in which the taking is for public use, with just compensation, and for the purpose of benefiting the general public & not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties to be given ownership or use of the property taken.”

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