Sadly, what happened in New London is not unusual. Economic development and “blight” condemnations often end up destroying more development than they create. Kelo generated an unprecedented political backlash across the political spectrum. In its wake, some 45 states have passed eminent domain reform laws. Some of the new laws represent genuine progress, but many others only pretend to do so. The struggle to prevent future Kelos continues.
—Ilya Somin, on one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in recent memory.