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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)

Thursday, October 20, 2005


NLDC Undumped

From Mike Cristofaro:

Update -

State DECD stated that NLDC cannot be fired and that they remain as the developer. All motions from Monday nights council meeting are going to be rescinded. City Council knew this would happen and that is why they pulled this stunt 2 weeks before elections in an attempt to increase their votes.

So, apparently the whole we're getting tough and kicking the NLDC to the curb thing was just a publicity stunt! What's the worst thing we can legally do to these dirtbages on the New London City Counsil? I think hanging is not an option, but I'd be up for just a good public flogging.

On a related note:

This, from Carola at Mondo QT:

On October 22nd the 9th Annual National Conference on Property Rights is
being held in Albany, New York. Among the speakers are Steven Anderson of the Castle Coalition, Craig Call, the Utah State Property Rights Ombudsman and Jim Malatras, Legislative Director for New York State Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky. Plus a number of anti eminent domain activists from around the country. Including Michael Cristofaro of the Fort Trumbull neighborhood in New London, Connecticut. For more info call the Property Rights Foundation of America at 518-696-5748. Or visit their website at http://www.prfamerica.org

Mondo QT will be there.

And, from the Castle Coalition:

Dear Friends,

Very soon, the House Committee on the Judiciary will mark-up H.R. 3135, Congressman Sensenbrenner's "Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2005" (available here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c109:./temp/~c109sacAju). This bill would respond to Kelo by withdrawing federal funds that support the use of eminent domain for private development. A mark-up is the time that language may be added or changed, so the Committee will be looking at issues like whether federal funds should be withdrawn from projects or from cities that take property for private development and also under what circumstances to allow federal funds to be used for eminent domain (utilities, blight, etc.?).

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to make your voice heard. We encourage you to call, write or visit members of the House Judiciary Committee and share your concerns about eminent domain abuse. Rarely does a Supreme Court decision generate such uniform and widespread outrage. Americans understand just how threatening the Court's decision in Kelo is for ordinary home and small business owners everywhere. Seize this momentum to make a difference at home and nationwide.

Below you will find contact information for all of the members of the House Committee on the Judiciary. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Christina Walsh
Assistant Castle Coalition Coordinator
Institute for Justice
If you want the contact info just drop me an email. There are just too many to list here.


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