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Recent Eminent Domain News

Governor Vetoes New Eminent Domain Authority (July 6, 2007)

On Friday, July 6, 2007, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt vetoed HB 327, a one-hundred-forty-plus-page catalog of economic development programs that contains tax credits, training programs, alternative fuels incentives, ticket scalping laws, and a provision creating new eminent domain authority. More ...

Novel Defense Spares Arnold Dentist from Eminent Domain (May 21, 2007)

Dentist Homer Tourkakis scored a major victory Monday in the battle to save his dental practice from eminent domain abuse. The city and their chosen developer, THF Realty, backed down from their effort to take his dental practice through eminent domain rather than risk a precedent setting supreme court decision. More ...

Clayton Eminent Domain Overturned - Case Goes to Missouri Supreme Court (April 29, 2007)

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.More ...

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Eminent Domain Extortion Case (January 17, 2007)

On January 16th, 2007 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an Eminent Domain case which involved a city approved developer trying to extort money from a property owner. When the property owner refused he was served with condemnation papers by the city the very next day. More ...

Legislature Wimping on Eminent Domain (April 21, 2006

I just heard a radio commercial from the Missouri Farm Bureau - they are very unhappy about the state legislature's watered-down eminent domain bill. More ...

Sunset Hills, MO City Government Voted Out for Eminent Domain Abuse (April 5, 2006)

Thanks in part to efforts by Missouri Libertarians all Sunset Hills, MO city government incumbent elected officials were turned out of office in the April 4th election. More ...

Sunset Hills, MO - A story of hollow homes and lives left in limbo (February 13, 2006)

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch a story about how the lives of Sunset Hills homeowners have been disrupted by Eminent Domain Abuse. Tax Increment Financing (TIF) was used to enable this abuse. More ...

Missouri Bank Won't Finance Eminent Domain Abuse (February 8, 2006)

According to the Institute For Justice:

Montgomery Bank, which has six branches in St. Louis and five branches in Southeast Missouri, announced late last week that "it will not lend money for projects in which local governments use eminent domain to take private property for use by private developers." More ...

Missouri Farm Bureau Eminent Domain Rally at the State Capitol (February 2, 2006)

The Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) held a rally at the State Capitol in Jefferson City January 25th, 2006 to support Eminent Domain Reform. Speakers included Missouri Farm Bureau President Charles Kruse, Governor Matt Blunt, and US House 9th District Representative Kenny Hulshoff. More ...

Senate Judiciary Hearing on Eminent Domain Abuse (November 15, 2005)

Missouri Libertarian Party State Chair Darla Maloney attended the US Senate Judiciary Hearing on Eminent Domain Abuse September 20th, 2005. More ...

Missouri LP Chair Lobbies in Washington - Protecting Missourians from Eminent Domain Abuse(September 21, 2005)

Missouri Libertarian Party Chair Darla Maloney was in Washington, DC yesterday, attending hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee and lobbying on behalf of Missourians for protection against eminent domain abuse. More ...

Missouri Libertarians Call Supreme Court Decision "Reprehensible" (June 29, 2005)

Missouri Libertarians are calling for swift action to protect the citizens of Missouri from the seizure of their homes and property "in the public interest." Responding to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that significantly broadens the powers of eminent domain, Libertarians have proposed that State laws be carefully examined to assure that the rights of Missouri citizens are protected. More ...