“A congressional vote to restrain local governments from seizing private property for commercial development likely will bolster Statehouse efforts to rein in similar practices in Indiana, a state lawmaker said. The U.S. House voted 376-38 Thursday to pass a bill that would withhold federal money from state and local governments that use powers of eminent domain to force businesses and homeowners to give up their property for commercial uses.” (Indianapolis Star, Friday)
Why does the federal taxpayer finance state and local governments at all?
FEE Timely Classic
“Eminent Domain and The Rule of Law” by Dennis Bechara