Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Current State of Post-Kelo Eminent Domain Reform

Over at the VC, Ilya Somin has a post linking to the latest version of his paper on post-Kelo eminent domain reform.  The post also discusses the public's lack of knowledge about eminent domain issues:

In the SCG's 2007 Saint Index survey, conducted last August, only 21% of Americans could correctly answer a question about whether or not their states had enacted post-Kelo eminent domain reform, and only 13% could both correctly answer that question and a follow-up question about whether or not their state's reform law was likely to be effective in curbing economic development takings. Public ignorance about post-Kelo reform - like opposition to Kelo itself - cuts across racial, ethnic, gender, ideological, and partisan lines.

Ben Barros

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