On November 2, Nevadans voted to uphold the constitutional amendment that reformed the state’s eminent domain law in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous Kelo decision. The constitutional amendment provides strong protection for home and business owners by prohibiting the use of eminent domain for private economic development.
Politicians wanted to roll back some of these reforms, and needed voter approval to do so. Ballot Question 4 asked Nevadans if they wanted to expand the definition of “public use,” making it easier for greedy bureaucrats to seize land for redevelopment projects. The citizens of Nevadans answered with a resounding “no.” More than 67 percent voted to keep these critical protections in place.