The American Dream of Home Usurpership

The liberals on the Supreme Court of the United States should be ashamed of themselves for their majority decision in the New London, Connecticut eminent domain case.

I’m ashamed to say I’m in complete agreement with Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas on a court decision — ashamed because this should have been a no-brainer for Clinton appointees Ginsberg and Breyer. Working people and retirees versus big real estate developers and tax-hungry municipal government? Come on!

(Justices Stevens, Souter, and Kennedy, who constituted the rest of the majority, were appointed by Republicans.)

4 Responses to “The American Dream of Home Usurpership”

  1. Bart Lidofsky Says:

    Ah, but there is a lesson to be learned here: Forget the labels, and stand up for what’s right.

  2. Bart Lidofsky Says:

    One more thing: Bad laws can be used by whoever is in power. If eminent domain can be used to take property from one group and give it to another, that is not just giving from the middle class to rich corporations; it can also be used to take land away from the middle class, and build low income housing. That’s probably why the liberal justices supported it.

  3. Spence Says:

    That’s so funny (but actually sad, too) that I agree with you. Liberals are now being blamed for this decision, yet I don’t know of anybody on the left who agrees with this decision.

    I think it’s a despicable, un-american decision. Didn’t we fight British soldiers from being able to take our homes? Now we’re giving them over to private companies. This is something you’d think the right would prefer, not the left. Awful.

  4. C, L, Warber Says:

    Now, I’ve lost ALL respect for the Justices
    on the Supreme Court. Before, it was
    relatively easy to do, because what came
    from right-leaning Justices was expected,
    it was plain mean spirited. This latest
    from the left makes me believe there is no Supreme Court. Perhaps Sanda Day
    OConnor finally saved herself. Was it
    redemption for what she did to help put
    George Bush into office?