Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes - Yahoo! News
What better way to concentrate wealth than to allow rich people to seize the property of the less rich?
Behold, the power of wealth:
- A divided Supreme Court ruled that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses against their will for private development in a decision anxiously awaited in communities where economic growth conflicts with individual property rights.
Thursday's 5-4 ruling represented a defeat for some Connecticut residents whose homes are slated for destruction to make room for an office complex. They argued that cities have no right to take their land except for projects with a clear public use, such as roads or schools, or to revitalize blighted areas.