Connecticut land grab went too far

Perspective: State laws should curtail local power to take homes

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California lawmakers have introduced a proposed ballot initiative that would limit the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, which allowed a Connecticut town to condemn a number of homes to make way for commercial development. With the decision in Kelo v. City of New London at the federal level, states now need to protect homeowners from this type of egregious land grab for commercial purposes.