Byline: TERRY DICKSON
State lawmakers predicted Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court decision on eminent domain will prompt legislation curbing municipalities' abilities to take private property.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that local governments can legally condemn property over owners' objections and pay market value for it. The case before the court came from New London, Conn., where a few homeowners were holding out against city efforts to move them off property the city wants for a waterfront development.
There already are bills in committee in the Georgia General Assembly that would limit local government's rights to condemn property, the most prominent of …