Missouri Appeals Court revises and clears eminent domain petitions
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: Yesterday, the Missouri Court of Appeals cleared the way for proponents of the Missouri Eminent Domain Reform Initiatives (2010) to begin collecting signatures to qualify the measures for the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot. The court rewrote the summary of one of the two proposed constitutional amendments and rejected a second legal challenge. Despite the possibility of an appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court, Missouri Citizens for Property Rights said they plan to begin gathering the required signatures to qualify for the ballot. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is expected to officially approve the revised ballot summary by the end of the week.