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End of private property

2005-06-23 16:43:54.135905+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

"The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses -- even against their will -- for private economic development."

"Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random," O'Connor wrote. "The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms."

She was joined in her opinion by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, as well as Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

They're no longer limited to just funneling your tax dollars to their cronies.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-23 18:50:27.444567+00 by: Jerry Kindall

I'd be interested in hearing of what kind of home seizure wouldn't be against the will of the homeowner. If they were willing to give the home up, it wouldn't be a seizure. Typical CNN writing.