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February 6, 2006

Congress weighing role in eminent domain debate

San Jose Business Journal
Commentary by Karen Kerrigan, who is founder and chairwoman of the Small Business Survival Committee.

Homeowners are not the only property owners vulnerable to the expansion of eminent domain seizures:

A renewed focus on property rights is taking shape on Capitol Hill and in the states. Small business owners have an enormous stake in this debate as their property has increasingly become the target of local governments and politicians aggressively applying their eminent domain powers in the name of "economic progress."
Few issues of late have spurred the right combination of citizen outrage and activism that leads to the political attentiveness that eminent domain abuse is currently receiving.

The article has a summary of federal legislative actions and proposals.

Posted by lumi at February 6, 2006 10:10 AM