Saturday, September 3, 2011

Unintended Consequence: How Eminent Domain Literally Transformed a Nice Neighborhood into a Dump

Damon W. Root at points out the ironic outcome of Kelo v. City of New London:

You seriously cannot make this stuff up. New London, Connecticut, the municipality that received the Supreme Court’s notorious stamp of approval in 2005 to bulldoze Susette Kelo’s neighborhood to make way for a “comprehensive redevelopment plan” that would provide “appreciable benefits to the community” is now using that seized land as a dump site for storm debris. Click here for the original story from The Day, which includes a video of local residents enjoying the “appreciable benefits” of New London’s eminent domain abuse by dropping off some tree branches.

Link via Timothy Sandefur of the Pacific Legal Foundation, who observes, “How's that eminent domain/redevelopment thing working out for ya?”

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