I rarely side with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but
Kelo v. City of New London just makes me crazy. I think Sandra Day O'Connor said it best:
"Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random," O'Connor wrote. "The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms."
Basically, the question was 'when can a city seize property through the use of eminent domain?' The answer, it seems, is any time they want to.
Unless, of course, your governor just signed a law making it much more difficult:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1417602/postson Thu Jun 23 20:55:47 2005
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