I'm a little slow today. I just switched to Sanka. So...have a heart?

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Holy crap. I agree with Scalia and Rehnquist.

Kelo v. New London. What an awful majority decision. Awesome. Now local municipalities can use the takings clause to condemn private property, for uses other than things like roads and to remove blight, if the taking is to "further a public interest."

As O'Connor said, basically this just makes it easy for one private usage of land to take another privately held parcel.

Great going, home-team guys. And I thought we had each other's backs. Now I'm on the same side as Thomas, Scalia and Rehnquist?! Shame, shame, shame.