Monday, February 27, 2006

Oregon's Anti-Regulatory Takings

"Oregon's ballot measure, which passed with a mere 61% of the vote, required authorities to either compensate landowners for any reduction in the value of their property, or exempt them from the regulations. This was the second time voters had passed the measure, the first version having been tossed out on a technicality by the state's notoriously liberal Supreme Court."
OpinionJournal describes the Oregon measure as "anti-Kelo," but it seems to me it is anti-regulatory takings. It seems to me regulatory takings should, in general, fit within the Takings Clause, and the Oregon measure which was approved by a significant majority of voters seems to say so too.

[The Anti-Kelo Case: Oregon offers the nation a model for reform, OpinionJournal, Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST]

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