Eminent Domain Declared On Justice Souter’s House?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Supreme Court

In the past, I’ve agreed with a lot of what David Souter has ruled on, but he and his compatriots went over the line with the Kelo v. City of New London case. Some have said I’m wrong, but I think it’s wrong that the government can take your land away just because they can make some money off of it.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Remember that?

And now one man is looking to give Souter a taste of his own medicine.

Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter’s land.

Justice Souter’s vote in the “Kelo vs. City of New London” decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.

On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter’s home.

Chickens. Home. Roost.

Read more here.

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One Response to “Eminent Domain Declared On Justice Souter’s House?”

  1. Donklephant » Blog Archive » United States v. KELO Says:

    [...] About a month ago, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of broadening eminent domain rules to include condemning private land for the “public good.” We wrote about KELO at that time. [...]

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