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Eminent Domain Stuff

New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


What Goes Around...

...comes around. Roosters coming home to roost and all that:

Press Release
For Release Monday, June 27 to New Hampshire media
For Release Tuesday, June 28 to all other media

Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land.

Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.
And check out the letter to the local code enforcement officer.

They claim this is not a joke and I don't have any reason to believe otherwise. I will, however, hold back on my own personal maniacal laughter until this gains a bit more solid footing.

Just about the only thing that could derail this is if Justice Souter willingly gave up the land in some sort of 'principled stand'. That would at least deflate the efforts psychological impact and might actually turn the tables completely. At the very least it's an interesting idea.


And if you happen to be in the DC area on June 29th at 6pm, join Bureaucrash on the steps of the Supreme Court to voice your displeasure. Quick, before they take away that right too!*

(via Michelle)

*Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.


Previous Posts On Eminent Domain (in reverse chronology)

What Goes Around... (Want to get your hands on a Supreme house?)
Rally In New London (Time and place for the Rally!!)
Trip To New London
More On New London (Lots of info)
A Human Face And Human Help (The Plan)
Outrage Builds
Burning The Constitution


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