Ohio voters may get to decide next year whether to limit government's ability to seize private property.
State lawmakers are considering putting a constitutional amendment on the November 2007 ballot that would prevent people's homes from being taken to make way for economic development.
In July, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a case from the Cincinnati suburb of Norwood that private development isn't a sufficient reason for seizing homes under the state Constitution.
Across the nation, property rights advocates have praised the ruling, which frustrated developers and city officials.
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