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June 28, 2005

Justice Souter's house condemned by eminent domain?

Those that live by the sword, die by the sword. Justice David Souter sided with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, and John Paul Stevens in the landmark case allowing governments to use the 5th amendment's "eminent domain" for public use by private developers. This ludicrous decision in Kelo vs. New London allows governments to confiscate citizen's property for any project they believe will generate more tax revenue.

According to his Freestar Media web site:

"On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home.

"Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, points out that the City of Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits with a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road than allowing Mr. Souter to own the land.

"This is not a prank" said Clements, "The Towne of Weare has five people on the Board of Selectmen. If three of them vote to use the power of eminent domain to take this land from Mr. Souter we can begin our hotel development."

Posted by Peenie Wallie on June 28, 2005 at 1:51 PM