H.Res.329 - Expressing support for the private property rights protections guaranteed by the 5th Amendment to the Constitution on the 6th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision of Kelo v. City of New London.

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  • Official: Expressing support for the private property rights protections guaranteed by the 5th Amendment to the Constitution on the 6th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision of Kelo v. City of New London. as introduced.

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06/23/11
 
 
 

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Phil Gingrey

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Official Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) state and local governments should only execute the power of eminent domain for the public good; (2) state and local governments must always justly compensate affected individuals in accordance with the Fifth Amendment; (3) emine

Official Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that:
(1) state and local governments should only execute the power of eminent domain for the public good;
(2) state and local governments must always justly compensate affected individuals in accordance with the Fifth Amendment;
(3) eminent domain should never be used to advantage one private party over another;
(4) no state or local government should construe Kelo v. City of New London (Kelo) as justification to abuse the power of eminent domain; and
(5) Congress reserves the right to address, through legislation, any abuses of eminent domain by state and local governments in light of Kelo.

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