Kelo Decision A Rousing Success
Nine years ago the US Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by noted Second Amendment authority John Paul Stevens, eviscerated the “takings” clause of the Fifth Amendment. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, essentially eliminated property rights so long as someone more powerful than the current owner wanted the land. New London, a city in Connecticut, used its eminent domain authority to | 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 »
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ratified the City of New London’s taking away from her, in what was frankly not liberalism’s finest hour – still hadn’t been replaced by anything.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 »