The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 June 2006

SQ 729 shot down

The State Supreme Court, which of late has been sympathetic to the plight of landholders in eminent-domain cases, yesterday struck down an initiative petition to restrict the application of eminent domain and to provide for compensation for property holders losing value as a result of zoning decisions, not because the Court has necessarily had a change of heart, but because the petition appeared to deal with two separate matters, which the State forbids.

Opponents of the measure, including the State Chamber, were happy to point this out to the Court.

Posted at 11:03 AM to Soonerland