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Former New London mayor gratified by response to Kelo decision
Long Island Newsday ^ | July 19, 2005 | AP

Posted on 07/20/2005 8:56:51 AM PDT by FortRumbull

Couple says pain of eminent domain ruling eased by states' new debate July 19, 2005, 7:38 PM EDT MINOT, N.D. (AP) _ A U.S. Supreme Court case involving the question of whether cities can take private property for economic development is close to the hearts of Lloyd and Sandy Beachy. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last month that New London, Conn., had the authority to take homes for a private development project. But it also suggested states may ban the practice. Beachy, the former mayor of New London, and his wife had opposed the city's eminent domain action. Beachy said the attention generated by the case has eased the sting of the court ruling. "We may have lost the case, but I think the nation is going to resolve the issue simply because everybody is upset about it," he said. "You just have to take heart in the fact that even when we went to the Supreme Court and lost, it has stirred the minds of people all over this nation."

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: domain; eminent; eminentdomain; kelo; scotus

1 posted on 07/20/2005 8:56:51 AM PDT by FortRumbull
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