Clayton Missouri property owners have won an appeal to prevent their property from being taken for the Centene Corporation commercial development.
This case is similar to the Kelo vs New London Development Corporation US Supreme Court case which upheld the right of municipalities to take private property for commercial development. Those in the majority claimed this was a states rights issue. The Missouri State Legislature passed eminent domain reform in 2006 but it did nothing to prevent taking of property for commercial development.
The case will now go to the Missouri Supreme Court.
Now we will see if the Missouri Supreme Court does a better job than our elected representatives.
Here are links to several stories about the Clayton eminent domain court decision: