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Graves backs private property protection bill; House legislation punishes eminent domain abuses

U.S. Congressman Sam Graves

U.S. Congressman Sam Graves

U.S. Congressman Sam Graves voted to protect the original intent of the 5th Amendment to the Constitution today. The Fifth Amendment states, “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” In Kelo v. City of New London the Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that “economic development” can be a “public use.”

“This ruling completely changes the

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