Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An Apology for Kelo and Eminent Domain


It's been a while since I waxed eloquent on the subject of eminent domain, and how the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous Kelo decision has allowed local governments to abuse eminent domain, i.e. taking private property and giving it to private business for "economic development." A horrible precedent.

Now there's an interesting development. According to this Courant.com story, a state Supreme Court justice who helped set the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court decision has apologized to Suzanne Kelo, the plaintiff in the original case.

What will be the long-term impact of this? Who knows. But I hope it helps lay the groundwork for the Supreme Court to make things right and reverse its ridiculous Kelo opinion.

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