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2008-09-19 12:00:19

Dozens of property owners showed up at City Hall Tuesday to tell city officials not to seize their homes and businesses. It was a healthy reminder. The topic was a planned 12-year extension of eminent domain authority in North Long Beach. The real issue was trust. City officials tried to reassure the crowd of about 200 that homeowners had nothing to fear because Proposition 99, approved by voters in June, would protect them. This is partly true, but there are many exceptions (they still...

2005-09-22 16:34:13

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation restricting the ability to seize private property for private development may be ready for a House of Representatives vote later this fall, the chairman of the House's constitutional subcommittee said on Thursday. Following the second congressional hearing this week on eminent domain and a controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision, Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot, a Republican, said the bill could come before the full Judiciary Committee in...

2005-09-20 18:25:20

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Senate Republican proposed creating a federal official for arbitration in eminent domain cases on Tuesday as witnesses urged lawmakers to restrict the taking of private property for development. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced the bill to create such an ombudsman during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a separate measure to withhold federal funding from private development projects that rely on government appropriation to obtain...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.