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Supreme Court Gives New York the Go Ahead to Continue Eminent Domain Abuse [Empire State Land Grab]
Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2010/12/16 | Kelsey Zahourek

Posted on 12/17/2010 12:58:32 PM PST by 92nina

...The appeal brought on by business owner, Nick Sprayregen, would have been a much needed challenge to the dreadful 2005 Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London which ruled the government may use the power of eminent domain to expropriate property for private to private transfer under the ambiguous title of “economic development." As a result of the 2005 decision, the government’s power of eminent domain has become almost limitless, providing victimized citizens with few means to protect their property.

Several states have independently passed legislation to limit their power to eminent domain, and the Supreme Courts of Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio have barred the practice under their state constitutions...

(Excerpt) Read more at propertyrightsalliance.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Local News; Reference
KEYWORDS: columbia; courts; eminentdomain; newyork
Eminent domain should be a last resort, not the first resort for rebuffed businesses and other corporate entities.

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1 posted on 12/17/2010 12:58:39 PM PST by 92nina
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To: 92nina

The property tax proves there is no such thing as private property. You pay rent on your property to the government for all eternity or they confiscate it from you as theirs.


2 posted on 12/17/2010 1:11:16 PM PST by rushmom
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To: 92nina

What was the vote and who voted which way? Aren’t these votes as to what they will consider hearing done by a smaller panel, i.e. just a portion of the 9?


3 posted on 12/17/2010 1:15:32 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 92nina

Harlem is not the only area around here to be affected. I just found out (hearsay—no link) that the blocks between Amsterdam and Columbus, and 97th Street to 100th Street, recently filled with high-rise apartment buildings and brand-new chain stores, were all changed through eminent domain.

We lost a popular diner, a very useful five-and-dime type store, a supermarket, a lumber yard, and various other small businesses. They left the library, the health department, the church, and the Mitchell-Lama buildings. I guess they weren’t considered “blighted.” We got instead Whole Foods, TJ Max, and Modell’s.

I have to wonder how these new stores and apartment buildings are doing, opening up in the shadow of the Frederick Douglass Houses in the middle of a recession.


4 posted on 12/17/2010 1:28:36 PM PST by firebrand
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To: afraidfortherepublic
What was the vote and who voted which way?

The Supreme Court didn't hear the case, so there was no opinion. I do not believe anyone recorded a dissent from the refusal to hear the case.

Aren’t these votes as to what they will consider hearing done by a smaller panel, i.e. just a portion of the 9?

No, the full Court considers every cert. petition, but it takes only 4 votes out of 9 to agree to hear a case.

5 posted on 12/17/2010 1:55:26 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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