KELO, KELO, KELO
Last night, Christine O’Donnell was embarrassed when she could not name a bad Supreme court decision. Every Republican running for any office should know the details of how Suzette Kelo and her neighbors had their property stolen by corrupt officials of New London, CT on behalf of Pfizer. It has been described as Robin Hood in reverse. Five liberal justices, opposed by Rehnquist, Thomas, Scalia, | Read More »
Obamacare Judge: Americans are the Federal Government’s Serfs
Full Disclosure: I am not a lawyer nor a trained legal scholar. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh, a Clinton appointee, issued a ruling yesterday regarding Obamacare in Thomas More Law Center, et al. v. Obama, et al. (TMLC). Reading through his “judicial” opinion, I got the sense that the most pertinent parts were written by a Democratic political operative, not a judge; it’s the | Read More »
Let’s Put 2 and 2 Together
So, Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring. Now we learn that Dawn Johnsen has withdrawn her nomination to run the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at the DoJ. Teh Won had been hankering so bad to get Johnsen in that position that he nominated her twice while the idiot Senate Majority “Leader” Reid dithered on bringing the nomination for a full vote on the Senate | Read More »
Pfizer not going to need those New London homes seized, after all.
Some background here; there’s also an actual book on the subject called Little Pink House. Anyway, turns out that there was no need in this specific case to throw out residents from their houses; it was superfluous to requirements, apparently. Pfizer abandons site of infamous Kelo eminent domain taking The private homes that New London, Conn., took away from Suzette Kelo and her neighbors have | Read More »
Eminent Domain in New York City
I can’t believe I hadn’t heard this story before. Apparently the New York Court of Appeals (New York’s highest state court) will hear the case of Goldstein et al. v. NYS Urban Development Corp (d/b/a Empire State Development Corp., an eminent domain case involving Bruce Ratner, who is attempting to develop 22 acres of land in Brooklyn, including a new arena for the New Jersey | Read More »
Kelo’s Little Pink House is still a bulldozed lot.
I got the tip from fellow RedState gonzo blogger absentee that Susette Kelo’s house – the one that the Supreme Court ratified the City of New London’s taking away from her, in what was frankly not liberalism’s finest hour – still hadn’t been replaced by anything. If that post by This Woman’s Weblog is accurate, it sure looks like it: As you know, Susette’s little | Read More »