Thursday, June 23, 2005

Indiana legislator slams Supreme Court's New London decision

Big things have small beginnings, and Indiana State Representative David Wolkins is the first elected official (at least that I've come across) who is urging action in favor of property owners' rights in light of today's bizarre Supreme Court decision in the Kelo case in New London, CT.

From AP:

An Indiana lawmaker is urging Hoosiers to call their legislators and ask them to restrain local governments' power to seize private property for development.

State Representative David Wolkins' comments come after today's US Supreme Court ruling giving local governments broad power to seize private property to generate tax revenue.

Wolkins, a Republican from Winona Lake, says the high court was ``absolutely wrong'' and the ruling ``eradicates'' the rights of homeowners.

Wolkins call for action should be heard loud and Indiana and beyond.

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