The Corner

Senator Cornyn

has introduced a bill to try to protect private property rights from the kind of abusive government action at issue in last week’s Kelo decision. His bill bars the federal government from seizing private property to promote private economic development and bars state and local governments from using federal funds for this purpose. It seems like a good idea to me.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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