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Entries Tagged as 'Eminent Domain'

Court’s Eminent Domain Ruling Endangers Property Rights

April 1st, 2008 · No Comments

By Nicholas A. Loyal For decades, the property rights of Missouri residents have been disregarded as municipalities throughout the state plowed through personal history in the disastrous pursuit of progress. Recently, the state’s highest court had a chance to correct this wrong and restore a sense of safety to the minds of Missouri’s home and […]

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Tags: Eminent Domain · Show Me Institute

St. Louis Federalist Society to Host Panel Discussion on Property Rights

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

The St. Louis Federalist Society will present an all-star panel of property rights experts debating the law of eminent domain. Eminent domain remains a hot issue in Missouri, as evidenced by the publicity surrounding City of Arnold v. Tourkakis. On Thursday, March 6, 2008, come to the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis and […]

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FreedomWorks to Hold Event to Discuss Eminent Domain Supreme Court Case

January 16th, 2008 · No Comments

For Immediate Release Contact: Aaron Menenberg Phone: 314-621-0686 Email: FreedomWorks.Missouri@gmail.com FreedomWorks Missouri and Missouri Citizens for Property Rights are hosting a breakfast on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 7:30 AM to discuss the issue of Eminent Domain Reform. Ron Calzone, President of Missouri Citizens for Property Rights, will be speaking, and breakfast will be provided. […]

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Missouri Eminent Domain Case to Be Argued Next Week

January 9th, 2008 · No Comments

By Timothy Sandefur On Thursday, January 17, I will be at the Missouri Supreme Court making the argument in City of Arnold v. Tourkakis. This is the case in which a small city south of St. Louis is trying to condemn the dentist office of Homer Tourkakis, so that they can construct the Arnold Commons, […]

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FreedomWorks To Host Eminent Domain Breakfast Discussion

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

January 7, 2008 For Immediate Release Contact: Aaron Menenberg Phone: 314-621-0686 Email: FreedomWorks.Missouri@gmail.com FreedomWorks Missouri is excited to announce a joint public breakfast with Missouri Citizens for Property Rights on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 7:30 AM to discuss the issue of Eminent Domain Reform. Ron Calzone, President of Missouri Citizens for Property Rights, will […]

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Show-Me-Institute Releases Study on Eminent Domain

October 17th, 2007 · No Comments

The Show-Me Institute has released a policy study about the abuses of eminent domain when used for private profit in Missouri. Although many government officials believe that eminent domain is necessary for comprehensive development projects that will help stimulate the economy, the study focused on how eminent domain often hurts economic development by creating economic […]

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Tags: Eminent Domain · Kansas City · MO Legislature · St. Louis

Residents Question University’s Use of Eminent Domain in Expanding Med School

October 4th, 2007 · No Comments

From Student Life (Washington University) By Perry Stein A significant number of complaints have been filed against the Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation regarding its alleged abuse of eminent domain, according to Missouri’s Ombudsman of Eminent Domain Anthony Martin. “It’s been decimating these black neighborhoods,” said Martin. Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation’s (WUMCRC) […]

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Tags: Eminent Domain · St. Louis

Libertarian Questions

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Former Show Me Institute editor and now Cato Institute adjunct scholar Tim Lee, discusses “tensions in libertarian theory.” Technology Liberation Front blog: Recently I’ve noticed an interesting tension in libertarian theory. As I’ve mentioned before, I just completed work on a new paper on eminent domain abuse in Missouri that will be published by the […]

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State of Missouri vs. Eminent Domain

August 24th, 2007 · No Comments

There’s a new czar in Jefferson City, and his job is to help protect people’s property rights. Gov. Matt Blunt on Thursday announced he had appointed an eminent domain ombudsman, a position in the Office of Public Counsel that lawmakers created to help citizens in disputes with governments over land-takings. Blunt picked Paul Anthony Martin, […]

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Post Dispatch Piling On While Team Is Down

May 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Photo courtesy of Urban Review STL In the afterglow of a World Series victory last fall, and now with the team’s current losing woes, The St. Louis Post Dispatch has a story today that the beleaguered Cardinals’ organization would love to bury in the crater of the proposed “Ballpark Village.” What’s the old saying, “When […]

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Tags: Eminent Domain · Media Bias · St. Louis