Friday, June 24, 2005

It was another victory for Corporate America

This has got to be one of the biggest BULLSHIT decisions to ever come out of the Supreme Court. Taking people's property to build private business and claiming that the taxes generated constitute eminent domain doesn't cut it.

What about the profits generated from development and from the businesses? Do the city's get keep that? -Nope. If it was truly eminent domain, the city should take all of that as well.

The scary part is that it was the judges that are considered to be the more liberal one that voted for it. The same thing happened recently concerning medical marijuana, citing "Interstate Commerce" so that the federal government could trump state law.

WASHINGTON - Cities may bulldoze people's homes to make way for shopping malls or other private development, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday, giving local governments broad power to seize private property to generate tax revenue.

AP: Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes