Sunday, January 22, 2006

Evicting Souter

People in David Souter's hometown Weare, NH will decide in March whether they could have a better use of his 8 acre farmhouse with an inn to be known as the Lost Liberty Hotel.

Joining a 5-4 vote in June 2005, Justice David Souter decides that private land can be taken away not only for public use, which is the traditional understanding of a legal cause 'eminent domain', but also for any commercial development, as long as at the moment it looks profitable.

If the measure passes, I for one will travel to the town of Weare, lunch and dine there, and stay in the Hotel of Lost Liberty for at least one night.

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