Commentary

Cornyn Bill Would Limit Eminent Domain Power

As a follow-up to Adrian’s Kelo-related post on Friday, Texas Senator Jon Cornyn has introduced legislation to ban eminent domain for economic development purposes, at least in projects that involve federal funding. Here’s the link: S. 1313, “Protection of Homes, Small Businesses, and Private Property Act of 2005” See this Volokh Conspiracy post for more info on Cornyn’s bill.

Leonard Gilroy is vice president of government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He also serves as senior managing director of the Pension Integrity Project at Reason Foundation, which assists policymakers and other stakeholders in designing, analyzing and implementing public sector pension reforms.