Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Major Announcement from Institute for Justice

From IJ:

TIME/DATE:
10 a.m./Wednesday, June 29, 2005

PLACE:
National Press Club, Zenger Room529 14th Street NW, 13th FloorWashington, DC

FOR THOSE OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.,
A SPECIAL PHONE LINE HAS BEEN ADDED
SO YOU MAY LISTEN IN.
CALL (800) 633-8680.

PARTICIPANTS:
Scott Bullock, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
Dana Berliner, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
Property Owners Who Stand to Lose Their Homes & Businesses

CONTACT:
John Kramer or Lisa Knepper (202) 955-1300

SUMMARY:
Less than one week after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its Kelo decision allowing governments to take property from the rightful owner only to hand it over to another private party for his or her private gain, the Institute for Justice, which represented homeowners in the case, will make a major announcement concerning a national effort to combat eminent domain at the state and local level.


Through IJ’s Castle Coalition—a nationwide network of citizen activists determined to stop the abuse of eminent domain in their communities—the Institute for Justice will announce the “Hands Off My Home” campaign to give ordinary citizens the means to protect their homes from government-forced takings for private development.


The Castle Coalition acts as a resource for citizens threatened by eminent domain, offering information, training and support to help them battle condemnation abuses in their communities. The Castle Coalition is a project of the Institute for Justice, the nation’s leading legal advocate against eminent domain abuse.