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Eminent Domain Back in the Spotlight

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Thrusting the issue of eminent domain into the presidential campaign spotlight, Senator McCain is vowing to counteract a 2005 Supreme Court decision that enhanced the government's ability to seize private property, and he says he may seek a constitutional amendment to overturn it.

In a speech yesterday in Iowa, the Arizona senator called the Kelo v. City of New London decision "one of the most alarming reductions of freedom in our lifetimes."

More at the New York Sun.

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