Kelo Land Stolen By Lib Private Property Looters Sits Vacant

Remember when the liberal judges on the Supreme Court ruled against private property rights in the Kelo Eminent Domain case?  Lib bad LUC strikes again.  Will they EVER learn the lesson??  From the AP:

Weeds, glass, bricks, pieces of pipe and shingle splinters have replaced the knot of aging homes at the site of the nation’s most notorious eminent domain project…

But what of the promised building boom that was supposed to come wrapped and ribboned with up to 3,169 new jobs and $1.2 million a year in tax revenues?  They are noticeably missing.  Proponents of the ambitious plan blame the sour economy.  Opponents call it a “poetic justice.”

“They are getting what they deserve.  They are going to get nothing,” said Susette Kelo, the lead plaintiff in the landmark property rights case…

New London officials decided they needed Kelo’s land and the surrounding 90 acres for a multimillion-dollar private development that included residential, hotel conference, research and development space and a new state park that would compliment a new $350 million Pfizer pharmaceutical research facility.

Kelo and six other homeowners fought for years, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  In 2005, justices voted 5-4 against them, giving cities across the country the right to use eminent domain to take property for private development.  The decision was sharply criticized and created grassroots backlash.  Forty states quickly passed new, protective rules and regulations, …

In New London the city’s prized economic development plan has fallen apart as the economy crumbled…


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