Friday, July 01, 2005

Striking back at the Supreme Corpse

By now, you all know about the outrage perpetrated on property rights by that great judicial body, the U.S. Supreme Corpse, in Kelo v. New London.
This week, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Dennis Rehberg (R-Montana) introduced legislation that would restore some of the Fifth Amendment rights taken away by five InJustices. At Cornyn's site you can read his legislation; Rehberg's is a companion proposal.
Their measures would ban the federal government from using eminent domain as it was used in Kelo and ban states and municipal governments from using federal moneys to do a Kelo on the people.
For that, Cornyn and Rehberg get Heroes of the Week citations from either orr. It won't get 'em a cup of coffee, but their actions merit thanks from all of us.