Supreme Court just says "no" to property rights
Posted by aogThursday, 23 June 2005 at 15:53 TrackBack Ping URL

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to home and small business owners throughout the country by allowing the government to use eminent domain to take homes so that businesses can make more money off that land and possibly pay more taxes as a result.

I guess it’s the establishment of a truly privileged class in the USA, with the ability to arbitrarily expropriate the property of the peasants. So completely disgusting that I’m not certain the evisceration of the First Admendment from McCain-Feingold was worse.

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Luciferous Thursday, 23 June 2005 at 16:45

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cjm Friday, 24 June 2005 at 11:00

if the gop plays this right, they could run the board. a nice start would be to match the scotus members that voted ‘yes’ to the president that nominated them. i know that breyer was a ghwb pick, but for all intents and purposes, that still counts as a democrat judge :)

h-man Friday, 24 June 2005 at 12:11

Breyer was a Clinton pick. If the justification is higher return in taxes, shouldn’t the present owner of the condemned property receive that additional amount at a discounted rate. On second thought forget the previous sentence, since obviously the court wasn’t concerned about getting that involved in the justice angle.

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