Friday, June 24, 2005

Did You Know

That yesterday our Supreme Court chipped away a little more at the constitution? They ruled that homes can be taken for private use as well as public. The constitution includes something called Eminent Domain which means the Gov't can take private property for public use. Yesterday the Supreme Court decided that property can be seized for private land development. Basically, if your home is in the way of a tax generating development, too bad.

4 Comments:

Blogger Melissa said...

That is so retarted. I am sure they won't pay crap to buy your house from you either.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Wethyb said...

Wow...that's a load of crap! Melissa's right...they'd probably jip ya on the price of your home.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I couldn't believe the Supreme Court passed that either. I could see where it would make sense if it were restricted to things like hospitals or schools but I interpreted it as meaning it could be any kind of business if the end result would generate income (read taxes) for the community. There were some terrible examples of the way this has been abused in the USA Today paper today (Friday, 6/24). This has been going on for some time but the case in Connecticut where the neighborhood fought back is what brought it to the Supreme Court.

12:37 AM  
Blogger Kether said...

yeah. we're in the downtown area of my city. Hubby and I figure they'll take our house some day.
I've got a list of run-down ramshackle places I'd prefer them to start with ;)

4:32 PM  

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