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Commentary / Op-Eds
By Timothy B. Lee on Sep 23, 2005

Tuesday's recall of St. Louis Alderman Thomas Bauer puts all Missouri public officials on notice: voters won't put up with politicians who abuse the power of eminent domain for the benefit of well-connected private developers. Voters in the 24th Ward were outraged after Bauer attempted to seize several homes and businesses at the corner of Manchester and McCausland in order to make room for a QuikTrip gas station.