Monday, October 05, 2009

What became of the Kelo decision?

In 2005, a 5-4 majority of the United States Supreme Court passed down a decision which, in my opinion, will go down in the annals of the Court's history as one of their worst - right down there with Dred Scott vs. Sandford.

In the case of Kelo vs. New London, Connecticut, the Court gave the greenlight to the city of New London to tear down the homes of Susette Kelo and the rest of her neighbors in the city's Fort Trumbull neighborhood. It was the intention of New London to raze the neighborhood's houses in order to make way for a Pfizer plant, a hotel, and condos.

So, New London has had control of that land for the last four years. How is that redevelopment coming along? Read this article from National Journal Online and prepare yourself for the wave of nausea that will envelope you. And as you read, keep in mind that New London's big argument before the court is that this neighborhood needed to be destroyed in order to obtain higher tax revenue from the new businesses that would be built there instead.

Good Day to You, Sir

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