Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Stealing Home

High Court to Hear Property Seizure Case

"He said increased tax revenue is enough of a legal basis for the city to exercise the power of eminent domain and compel the residents to sell their homes."

Eminent domain abuse is before the U.S. Supreme court. It should be a no brainer but there's no telling where this court will stand.

If a city wanted to seize property in order to turn a "Motel 6 into a Ritz-Carlton, that would be OK?" Justice Sandra Day O'Connor asked.

"Yes, your honor, it would be," Horton replied.

There's a lot riding on this decision. If they rule in favor of the city, watch out, they could be stealing your home next.

For more information about eminent domain abuse visit Castle Coalition

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