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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2009, 07:24:25 am »
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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2009, 08:45:22 pm »
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The Supreme Court's 2005 decision in Kelo v. City of New London stands as one of the worst in recent years, handing local governments carte blanche to seize private property in the name of economic development. Now, four years after that decision gave Susette Kelo's land to private developers for a project including a hotel and offices intended to enhance Pfizer Inc.'s nearby corporate facility, the pharmaceutical giant has announced it will close its research and development headquarters in New London, Connecticut.

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That's especially galling because the five Supreme Court Justices cited the development plan as a major factor in rationalizing their Kelo decision. Justice Anthony Kennedy called the plan "comprehensive," while Justice John Paul Stevens insisted that "The city has carefully formulated a development plan that it believes will provide appreciable benefits to the community, including, but not limited to, new jobs and increased tax revenue." So much for that.

     A fitting end for a depressing assault on individual property rights. Too bad Kelo will probably not get her land back.
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« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2009, 01:51:42 am »
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Why are Connecticut cities the source of so many contentious Supreme Court rulings? New City, New Haven...

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« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2009, 01:53:21 am »
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Why are Connecticut cities the source of so many contentious Supreme Court rulings? New City, New Haven...

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Not a city, but obviously Griswold v. Connecticut was an important ruling.
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« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2009, 05:37:31 pm »
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It was a referendum to ban the use of eminent domain as used in the case in question in the state. Are south central North Dakota Republicans just really hardcore statists?
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« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2009, 06:20:09 am »
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Awful decision, one of the worst.
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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2010, 10:14:02 am »
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I have been going to college in New London for 2 years and i can tell you first hand that nothing good has come from that case. There is tons of undeveloped space, and only a few companies actually took advantage of the decision.
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