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Two State Senators Seek Curb On Power Of Eminent Domain

Sacramento, CA — A group of California lawmakers is trying to block the impact of last month´s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that expanded the government´s power to seize private property, a decision that was criticized by many political groups.

State Sens. Tom McClintock and Dean Florez have introduced a state constitutional amendment that would prohibit governments from seizing private property for anything other than public use.

The property could not be sold to retailers, housing developers or any other private entity.