Speed not conceding in fight against eminent domain
MDA chief and his lawyer say Mississippi Supreme Court left room for further challenge when it declined to halt a referendum
by Ted Carter
Published: September 18,2011
Things haven’t been going Leland Speed’s way in his court challenges to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would curb Mississippi’s power to take private property for large economic development projects
But don’t look for Speed, a real estate executive and interim Mississippi Development Authority chief, to walk away from the fight. “I’m inclined to go forward,” said Speed, a week after the Mississippi Supreme Court declined to halt a statewide referendum on whether limits should be placed on the state’s authority to take private property for private purposes. Speed argued that the process by which the amendment reached the ballot violates the Bill of Rights clause in the state’s constitution.
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