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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Group Seeks Souter Eviction As Protest

In response to a recent Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. City of New London a group of protesters are attempting to seize one of the Justice's homes and build an inn. I thought this was an interesting article, which was brought to my attention by one of my professors. The article is all over, but here is a portion from YahooNews:

Angered by a Supreme Court ruling that gave local governments more power to seize people's homes for economic development, a group of activists is trying to get one of the court's justices evicted from his own home. The group, led by a California man, wants Justice David Souter's home seized to build an inn called the "Lost Liberty Hotel."They submitted enough petition signatures — only 25 were needed — to bring the matter before voters in March. This weekend, they're descending on Souter's hometown, the central New Hampshire town of Weare, population 8,500, to rally for support...The court said New London, Conn., could seize homeowners' property to develop a hotel, convention center, office space and condominiums next to Pfizer Inc.'s new research headquarters.The city argued that tax revenues and new jobs from the development would benefit the public. The Pfizer complex was built, but seven homeowners challenged the rest of the development in court. The Supreme Court's ruling against them prompted many states, including New Hampshire, to examine their eminent domain laws.

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For more information on this case click here.

--Tom Hayes


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