Land Seized In Kelo Decision
- Used For Debris Dump
by Brian Garst - September 3rd, 2011 - Big Government
In 2005, Kelo v. City of New London made eminent domain infamous. The widely reviled Supreme Court ruling gave the go ahead for the city of New London to use eminent domain for taking private property in order that it be given to a private company for “economic development.”
The public response was one of outrage. Facing the potential wrath of voters, politicians across the country moved to add new protections against such abusive seizures. But that wasn’t enough to save the homes of the folks in New London, whose property never would be developed. Pfizer, the intended beneficiary of the land theft, walked away years ago from their development plans.
Now, to add new insult to injury, the vacant lot is a dump.
A quote in the article is priceless. The arrogant totalitarian justices, lead by the brain dead Anthony Kennedy, insisted development of the land “would be executed pursuant to a 'carefully considered' development plan.” Not even close to true!
It is too bad these idiot totalitarian justices cannot be personally sued for their UN-constitutional ruling. It turns out the city of new London ultimately paid $80 million for a piece of land worth a fraction of that cost.