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WPC releases study on eminent domain abuse in Washington

January 18, 2010 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Legislation aims to guard property rights

January 18, 2010 in In the News
The Olympian
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The Olympian
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Eminent domain and other reasons why people mistrust government

January 17, 2010 in In the News
Covington/Maple Valley Reporter
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Covington/Maple Valley Reporter
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

January 16, 2010 in In the News
The Columbian (Vancouver)
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The Columbian (Vancouver)
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Study Highlights Abuses of Eminent Domain in WA

in Press releases

Seattle – Today Washington Policy Center (WPC) and Institute for Justice – Washington Chapter (IJ-WA) released a new study describing specific examples of how local governments in Washington have abused the Community Renewal Law to take private property from citizens.

Property owners and politicians request limits to land grabs

January 14, 2010 in In the News
Washington State Attorney General's Office
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Washington State Attorney General's Office
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Condemnation of Condemnation

January 14, 2010 in In the News
Washington State Wire
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Washington State Wire
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

When The Government Takes Your Home

January 2, 2010 in Publications

In its controversial five-to-four decision in the 2005 Kelo v. City of New London case, the U.S. Supreme Court gave government officials the power to take property from local homeowners and sell it to private corporations as part of a mandatory economic development plan. 

New Study Finds Washington Needs Eminent Domain Reform

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Seattle—If you own a home, a farm, a small business or a piece of land in the state of Washington, you should be disturbed to learn the results of a new study released by the Washington Policy Center.

The report, “The Use and Abuse of Washington’s Community Renewal Law,” concludes that, because of Washington’s Community Renewal Law (CRL), home and small-business owners of the Evergreen State are not protected from eminent domain abuse—local government officials can take anyone’s property and sell it to a developer for private gain.