News & Observer
Former Raleigh Councilman Kieran Shanahan is creating a statewide organization to protect private property rights and fight abuse of eminent domain laws.
Shanahan, a Raleigh attorney, has created the N.C. Property Rights Coalition, which will push for a state constitutional amendment to restrict government use of eminent domain powers.
"The initial goal of this organization is to work toward a constitutional amendment to limit the use of eminent domain," Shanahan said.
"My hope in doing a grass-roots organization is that it will serve as an umbrella organization for other groups and specific individuals who find themselves on the short end of eminent domain."
The issue of government takings has been hot in conservative circles since the U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo decision a year ago, which allowed a Connecticut town to seize houses to make way for private development.
The coalition has my support.
Their site is at ncpropertyrights.com/
and their blog is http://ncpropertyrights.blogspot.com/