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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT | UNSUNG DEVELOPMENTS OF 2006 | Jeff Jacoby

The verdict that keeps on taking

By Jeff Jacoby
Globe Columnist / December 31, 2006

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THE BIG property rights story of 2005 was the Supreme Court's ruling, in Kelo v. New London, that the Bill of Rights doesn't prevent local governments from seizing private property by eminent domain and turning it over to private developers to generate "economic development" or higher tax revenues. (Full article: 268 words)

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