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Issue Position: Rulings Affecting Property Rights

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Norwood v. Horney: This landmark decision regarding the government's use of eminent domain was the first in the nation to be released following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Kelo. In this unanimous opinion, Justice O'Connor held that the individual's right to their home and property prevails when the government uses the reason of economic benefits to the community, standing alone, as justification to satisfy the public-use requirements of the Ohio Constitution.


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