Friday, June 24, 2005

Supremes

Disappointing, but not surprising:
Seven homeowners in this small waterfront community lost a groundbreaking
U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday when justices ruled that City Hall may take their property through eminent domain to make way for a hotel and convention center.
How long until beseiged home owners start fighting back in ways that don't involve courts? The rich get richer, the poor poorer, la di da, la di da.

This decision stings even more because the so called "liberal" wing of the Court ruled against the homeowners. Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer all ruled for the hotel and convention center.

I don't think I've ever agreed with Scalia before. I feel dirty.