Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Everybody can cool it on the supreme court ruling that said local governments can take your home for commercial development. The long and the short of it is that they were doing their job. No more, no less. Certainly this ruling could not be called "judicial activism" by any tortured stretch of the imagination.
The Supremes pretty much said that it was a bad law and that, if states want to change it, they are free to do so. That is exactly what Texas, and a few other states, are doing. The decision was not a good outcome but the high court told us exactly how to fix it. It's time for state legislatures to get busy.