Eminent domain

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    New Movie About Eminent Domain Coming to Raleigh

    Institute for Justice client, Susette Kelo, was the owner of a “little pink house” that now serves as a national symbol against eminent domain abuse that allows the government to take people’s homes and property for the sake of development. You may recall the John Locke Foundation has written on…
    Anna Manning, April 18, 2018
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    Financing roads

    The Trump administration has shared the outlines of its effort to reform and rebuild the nation’s transportation infrastructure. John Tierney, writing for City Journal, sums up the approach as “get the federal government out of the way.” Decisions made a half century ago to forbid tolling on Interstates has…
    Joseph Coletti, January 26, 2018
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    The CSX Hub should offer a warning

    At the John Locke Foundation, we’ve been keeping an eye on the proposed CSX Intermodal Terminal planned for Rocky Mount for the past couple years.  Carolina Journal has been reporting on the story, too. In November, there were rumors that the project might be dead.  Now it’s sounding even…
    Julie Tisdale, January 19, 2018
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    Leef highlights new movie on eminent domain abuse

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on a new film that dramatizes the infamous U.S. Supreme Court case that sanctioned eminent domain abuse. The Supreme Court’s 2005 ruling in Kelo v. New London was that year’s blockbuster. Literally. The Court gave its blessing to the use…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Donald Trump and Richard Burr were among the big winners on election night in North Carolina. Rick Henderson analyzes those races during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from Burr’s victory speech, along with the concession speech from Democratic challenger Deborah Ross. UNC…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2016
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    Leef’s latest Forbes column targets Trump’s take on eminent domain

    George Leef uses his latest Forbes column to examine Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s approach to government use of eminent domain. Donald Trump also loves big government and it’s hard to imagine him arguing for any significant downsizing of our governmental leviathan. His defense of using…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2016
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    Leef ponders Trump’s understanding of eminent domain

    Writing for the Foundation for Economic Education, George Leef takes issue with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s understanding of eminent domain. During the debate among Republican presidential candidates last month, Jeb Bush hammered Donald Trump on his abuse of eminent domain. But Trump apparently sees nothing…
    Mitch Kokai, February 29, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some Mount Airy property owners recently won a major victory against the threat of eminent domain abuse. Gene Clark, one of the affected property owners, and Institute for Justice activism coordinator Phil Applebaum discuss the good news during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. John Hood dissects…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2016