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June of 2006 marked the first anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Kelo v. City of New London, making this a good time to analyze the past year's flurry of activity and assess what it means for local governments. As of mid-May of 2006, more than forty states were considering legislation in reaction to the Kelo ruling, and fifteen have already enacted such legislation.
Alan C. Weinstein, Kelo: One Year Later, 47 Municipal Lawyer no. 4 (July-August 2006)
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