Saturday, June 25, 2005

A Good Start in Connecticut

Some promising news:

A day after a ruling by the Supreme Court cleared the way for the city of New London to replace a residential neighborhood with a private development, Gov. M. Jodi Rell said on Friday that the Connecticut legislature "ought to consider" the state's eminent domain laws.

Mrs. Rell, a Republican, issued a cautious response to the closely watched court ruling, one that found economic development, not just blight removal, an appropriate use of the government's power of eminent domain. Last year, the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the use of eminent domain to take 15 homes in New London that were condemned in 2000.