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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)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Four Dead In Ohio

Not yet, actually. But abuses of power by our local governments are getting out of hand:

Ohio court hears first challenge to homeowner rights since Kelo

The short story, as I understand it, is that the town of Norwood, a Cincinnati suburb, wants to boost it's tax revenue by tearing down homes and putting up (or, more accurately, allowing to be put up) "offices and shops". The case sounds pretty similar to the one on New London CT, and as such stinks to high heaven.

Look folks. We cannot allow this to continue. The SCOTUS ruled in Kelo that while local governments have the power to take homes away pretty much whenever they feel like it, states also have the power to pass laws outlawing such actions.

While I think that the majority in Kelo ruled while taking a very close look at their various ileocecal valves, at least their decision did not further consolidate power at the federal level. What their decision did was give us all a chance to get out there and make a difference. So do it already! Write you state and local representatives. Make your voice heard now while the fight is still in the courts and legislatures and (not to put too fine a point on it), before the fight reaches the streets.


Sorry for that last link. I just couldn't help myself =).


Michelle is on the story too.

Update 2:

More from Ohio Guy in the comments.


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