Monday, June 27, 2005

Why Kelo? Scrappleface Answers:

The 5-4 court decision broadens the reasons for which properties can be taken under the Fifth Amendment beyond the traditional 'public use' (such as schools and highways) to include 'public purposes' such as...
  • increasing tax income to a municipality,
  • returning a favor to a wealthy developer who supported your city council campaign,
  • improving the view of the waterfront from the Mayor's house, or
  • getting rid of grumpy old people who have lived in their homes long enough.

That last one would seem to be a veiled threat to certain bloggers...

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