9/17/2005

Roberts Frustrates Committee Democrats: Washington (DC) Post, 9/15/05

GOP Optimistic On Confirmation
(excerpt of eminent domain testimony, from longer report)

By Charles Babington and Jo Becker

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Roberts testified that he believes it would be "very appropriate" for Congress and state legislatures to consider legislation to effectively modify a recent Supreme Court ruling that expanded the right of local governments to force the sale of private property in the name of economic development. "What the court was saying is 'There is this power' and then it's up to the legislature to determine whether it wants that to be available," Roberts said. "You can protect" people's rights, he added.


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