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Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 10:39 PM
Subject: Eminent Domain Bill Appears Stuck As Kelo Anniversary Approaches

I heard a story on the news last night about a town called Hercules, CA.  It seems that they had a piece of land that the town had been wanting to redevolop into a little mall for small locally owned businesses, but then Wal Mart bought it. In order to block Wal-Mart's plans to build a store there, the city seized the land under eminent domain so that they could build their little mini-mall.
They claim that it is the town's best interest to have a minimall instead of a Wal Mart.
How far will this stuff go?