Institute for Justice: Kelo Day: June 23, 2008

This year marks the 3rd anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s decision to take Susette’s Kelo’s home in New London, Connecticut, through eminent domain in order to be handed over to a private developer.

Susette Kelo states “It was just one of 10,000 instances of eminent domain abuse to occur in the United States over a 5-year period. Just one instance-yet a tipping point that sparked a national revolution.”

The Institute for Justice and Susette Kelo are currently asking for donations to continue their fight against eminent domain abuse nationwide.

They have put together the video below about Kelo day and their request for your support…


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2 Responses to Institute for Justice: Kelo Day: June 23, 2008

  • Kelo v. New London was a very poor decision, and not in line with what I believe is the true purpose of eminent domain. Simply raising the dollar value of a property per se does not meet the threshold. Maybe the case will be overturned someday.

  • Hopefully someday it will… in the meantime, I would urge people to vote for people for local and state office that are committed to not using eminent domain.  That’s something that we have more ability to control.

    Burlington’s Urban Renewal is an example of just how bad eminent domain can be.  People should watch Patrick Farrington’s Documentary on it, Champlain Street Urban Renewal Project (which is available at the Fletcher Free Library) so that people can see just how bad it can get and make sure that something like that never happens again here in Burlington.

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