Eminent-Domain Battle Flares in Connecticut

...State House Minority Leader Robert M. Ward (R) called for a special session to enact a moratorium on property seizures, and homeowners vowed to continue fighting...Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R) and state lawmakers had urged local governments to refrain from seizing property for development. Rell also favors a special session on the issue, a spokesman said. A group that won a Supreme Court victory allowing it to seize property for development is telling residents to vacate their homes in the latest flash point in a nationwide controversy. ...Notices order to vacate within 30 to 90 days and start paying rent to the development corporation during that period, according to the Institute for Justice, a Washington-based group representing the homeowners. Associated Press Wednesday, September 14, 2005; Page A17

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