Thursday, June 30, 2005

Republicans pressing forward with reform in Congress

It looks like Congress is not going to ignore Senator Cornyn's proposed bill to limit Kelo in cases where federal money is used:
Congressional Republicans are livid about the Supreme Court decision that allows local governments to condemn people's homes to make way for private development.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay calls it a "horrible decision" that leaves everybody's home at risk.

There's now a move to limit the impact of the ruling. Republicans want to cut off federal funding to any local government that uses the ruling to condemn homes and businesses so they can be replaced by shopping malls or other private development.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner said the federal government's money won't be used "to finance taking somebody's property.