"Should we start a letter writing campaign to the Supreme Court?"
No, they're not elected and don't give a rat's a** about public sentiment; which is a good thing mostly, their function is (was?) to interpret law and protect the integrity of the Constitution.
What you can do is accept the SC’s invitation.
Justice Stephens's opinion for the 5-4 majority signals the best solution to the risk that Kelo will be followed in short order by a wave of new and objectionable takings:
”We emphasize that nothing in our opinion precludes any State from placing further restrictions on its exercise of the takings power. Indeed, many States already impose "public use" requirements that are stricter than the federal baseline. Some of these requirements have been established as a matter of state constitutional law, while others are expressed in state eminent domain statutes that carefully limit the grounds upon which takings may be exercised.”
I think now's the time to add to those existing limitations at the state and local level. As a matter of fact, a local town, Carrollton, Texas addressed a similar issues in 1998 to precludes the exercise of this power. Carrollton's citizens voted to amend its Charter. Below is the relevant excerpt from the Charter:
"Provided, however, nothing included above or anywhere in this charter shall authorize the City of Carrollton, or any corporations, agency or entity created by the City, or pursuant to the City's approval and authorization, to institute and exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire private or public property if the purpose of the acquisition is the promotion of economic development for a private business enterprise which business enterprise would own any right, title, or interest in the property so acquired." (emphasis added)
Of course, an activist SC might try to assault those laws, but I doubt it.
Get busy guys, I guarantee that several grass roots efforts are underway just about everywhere in the U.S. that harbor suspicions about the fairness of local governments. For instance, I suspect that CA, already a bastion of people with strong property rights feelings, has the most of any other states in the union.
Sometimes the land of "fruits and Nuts" leads the way, but hey, even a blind chicken gets a worm now and again.
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” Alexis De Tocqueville 1835