N.H. voters back eminent domain limits.
Some 86 percent of the voters supported the change--well above the two-thirds needed for approval.
The amendment stems from a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision that gives, government broad latitude in eminent domain cases if taking property provides a public benefit. The amendment, one of 11 on state ballots around the country, limits takings to projects like schools and roads actually used by the public.
The New Hampshire amendment reads: "No part of a person's property shall be taken by eminent domain and transferred, directly or indirectly, to another person if the taking is for the purpose of private development or other private use of the property."
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|Title Annotation:||REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION * in brief|
|Publication:||New Hampshire Business Review|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Nov 24, 2006|
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