Trying for a legislative overthrow of 2005’s Kelo vs the City of New London, huh? It’s not that I don’t agree, it’s just that I don’t disagree either. This is a case-by-case thing and really should be left up to the state. Kelo ended up losing the battle but winning the war. A Pyrrhic victory to be sure. As it turned out, the corporation never managed to get the funding for the redevelopment plan and left the property abandoned as an empty lot. None of the jobs or the other economic benefits materialized as Pfizer, the principal beneficiary of the project, changed its plans. Economic redevelopment doesn’t always work. It’s a gamble. In the case of the city of New London, now they get less tax revenue than ever. They don’t get the tax revenue from the residential land they took or from the redevelopment. A bitter memory, I’m sure.