June 24th, 2005

“Nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation”

I know I don’t normally post about politics anymore, but this George Will column distills exactly what I think about yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in Kelo.

Yesterday was a bad day for liberty. And we will be suffering from the consequencees for decades to come.

As a sports aside, I suspect that this will make it that much easier for politicians to seize land and property that gets in the way when your favorite local sports owner wants a new arena or stadium. And that’s bad for everybody.

2 Responses to ““Nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation””

  1. Ted says:

    I think Orin Kerr pretty much nailed this:

    “The opinions in Kelo remind me a lot of the opinions in Gonzales v. Raich. The Court has once again reaffirmed the academic common wisdom

  2. John F. says:

    Just wait…. This isn’t really knew with pro sports but I just can’t wait for the day when you hear about Wal Mart trying to get property to build new stores….

    And I believe that day is going to come… They want to expand and further saturate markets they are already in, and with this ruling I coudl see them trying to get good locations by way of eminent domain….

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