Tag:eminent domain

  • Eminent domain amendment back in play

    A bipartisan group of House members this morning filed a bill to amend the state constitution to prevent government taking private property. House Bill 3, the first proposed legislation filed as lawmakers returned to Raleigh today, states: “Private property shall not be taken by eminent domain except for a…

  • Freedom rises In North Carolina

    Even with the best of intentions, politicians should neither make our decisions for us nor remove us from responsibility for them. Politicians are not our parents.

  • House Passes bill effectively nullifying Map Act

    The state’s controversial Map Act could be coming to an end, as the House on Wednesday adopted a bill placing a one-year moratorium on any new corridor maps from being filed under the act. House Bill 959 also rescinds all corridor maps that have been filed, freeing property owners…

  • WWII vet in Matthews Could Lose Farm to Eminent Domain

    CHARLOTTE — Matthews resident Neubert Purser, 87, has suffered two major blows in his life. The first came while serving his country on combat duty in the U.S. Army, on the front line of the Battle of the Bulge in Germany during World War II, when fragments from an exploding…

  • An Abundance of Discretion

    The national debate over eavesdropping without a warrant may not seem to have much in common with the state debate over eminent-domain abuse. But there is a common denominator.

  • Panel Begins Eminent Domain Talks

    RALEIGH — North Carolina could tweak its laws governing eminent domain, if lawmakers follow through on ideas they mentioned Wednesday in a committee meeting. But caution rather than major change was the watchword as legislators began addressing issues raised by last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of…