For the last five years, Missouri Citizens for Property Rights has been trying to bring to the people a vote concerning the abuse of eminent domain. The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that the phrase "and that landowners receive just compensation" in a summary statement for the amendment be removed because, in part, it already was in the Missouri Constitution. Unfortunately, rather than striking that phrase, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is drafted a summary to replace it with "while continuing to provide just compensation." While the phrase would be beneficial for the vote, Carnahan's intention seems to be to open the door for more costly and time consuming litigation to delay the gathering of signatures.
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