Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's appalling Kelo v. New London, which give the green light to eminent domain abuse. The Show-Me Institute has been working hard to highlight how the decision (and our legislature's refusal to tighten state law) have opened the floodgates to further abuse of property rights.
The decision electrified the property rights movement around the country. Unfortunately, the opponents of reform have proven very skilled at obfuscating the issue and misdirecting public attention. As a result, in many states, including Missouri, property rights are nearly as vulnerable today as they were a year ago. It's important that we keep pressure on our elected officials until they enact meaningful reform that protects all Missourians from eminent domain abuse.