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Eminent Domain Means Never Having To Say Your Sorry As Long As It's A *Public* Benefit

MIPTC blogged the Kelo v. City of New London lower court decision, but the Supremes just decided to raze some homes there for the greater public good, even though the homes that are being "condemned" are perfectly fine. The Court ruled that the "public benefit" could actually mean something different than "public use."

The 5-4 decision was sharply divided, with Justice O'Connor writing a stinging dissent assailing the majority's conclusion, claiming "the beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process," giving government a "license to transfer property from those with fewer resources to those with more."

Look to Congress to step in now. Whose Constitution is it anyway?

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