Did the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. City of New London set off a political backlash that will ultimately strengthen property-rights protections? An examination of post-Kelo developments at state and local levels suggests that reports of the death of private-property rights may be greatly exaggerated.

Edward J. López is BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism at Western Carolina University.
Sasha M. Totah is a 2006 graduate of the M.A. program in economics at San Jose State University.
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