A win for property owners, setback for Kelo Developers.
"Our home is ours again!" exclaimed Joy Gamble, after learning of the ruling. "The Ohio Supreme Court finally made us Americans again" Carl Gamble added. "We haven't had the heart or the will to see our home of more than 35 years since the City and the developer forced us out and fenced it off, but I'm sure we'll be taking a ride back up there today. This is just terrific!"
Dana Berliner, an attorney for the Institute for Justice that represented property owners in the case, said the Ohio court's decision will have a major impact in high courts and legislatures across the country. "This case is really part of a trend throughout the country of states responding to and rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo decision last year," she said. "There are now 28 states that have taken legislative steps to protect owners more after that decision, and this case is the next movement in that trend, and I believe now not only legislatures but other courts are going to begin rejecting that terrible decision."
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|Publication:||The New American|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Aug 21, 2006|
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