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Clinton: Court Was 'Wrong' on Eminent Domain
NY Sun ^ | 7/14/05 | JOSH GERSTEIN

Posted on 07/14/2005 9:51:41 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection

President Clinton yesterday added his voice to a growing chorus of Americans of various political persuasions who disagree with a recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld the government's use of eminent domain powers to take private property from one owner and give it to another.

Speaking to a conference of liberal college students, ...Clinton stated his disagreement with the court's decision last month, by a 5-4 vote, to allow a Connecticut city to carry out a redevelopment project by seizing 15 properties over the owners' objections.

...Clinton's views on the issue did not appear ironclad. After offering his assessment, he added, "I might be wrong." He also flubbed the name of the city involved, which was New London, not Norwalk.

In his speech, ...Clinton also criticized press coverage of statements his wife, Senator Clinton, has made recently in which she appeared to stray from a doctrinaire line advanced by abortion rights advocates...

"I wouldn't make that old lady in Norwalk sell her house," the former president said. "She was all 70 years or 80 years old. I thought it was wrong."

The former president used the example to illustrate his belief that few Americans are strictly orthodox in their political views. He said it was the first time he could remember agreeing with a dissent filed by two of the court's most conservative members, Justices Scalia and Thomas.

"I never thought it would happen," said ...Clinton, who once taught constitutional law... in Arkansas.

Property-rights activists, who have deplored the ruling, said they were delighted and not entirely surprised to have ...Clinton speak out against the decision.

"That underscores what we've seen since the opinion was announced, this outrage from liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats alike..." said Chip Miller, a spokesman for a conservative legal group, the Institute for Justice.

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


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1 posted on 07/14/2005 9:51:42 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Gee...uh, thanks Bill. But when we want your opinion, we will ask for it. Now go back into obscurity.


2 posted on 07/14/2005 9:52:38 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"I might be wrong."

If he meant that in general, he might be wrong, then this was the only time I've heard him tell the truth.

3 posted on 07/14/2005 9:53:33 AM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

well thank you Bill!


4 posted on 07/14/2005 9:53:48 AM PDT by jw777
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

While everyone in Washington should have stood up and recoiled at what the socialists on SCOTUS did, beware that only Billy Boy is talking about this...we know this pair too well to trust in anything about them, except their radical lust for self and power, at any price.


5 posted on 07/14/2005 9:54:22 AM PDT by EagleUSA (W)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


6 posted on 07/14/2005 9:54:36 AM PDT by A.B.Normal (Craziness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, ask a Liberal.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"Property-rights activists [...] said they were delighted and not entirely surprised to have ...Clinton speak out against the decision..."

Name one..?

7 posted on 07/14/2005 9:54:41 AM PDT by Mr. K
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Well I guess Clinton is saying we need more Justices in line with Rhenquist, Scalia, and Thomas....


8 posted on 07/14/2005 9:55:04 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
...Clinton's views on the issue did not appear ironclad. After offering his assessment, he added, "I might be wrong." He also flubbed the name of the city involved, which was New London, not Norwalk.

Taking a page out of John Fraud Kerry's playbook. Play both sides in case you need to change positions...

9 posted on 07/14/2005 9:55:29 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: Lekker 1

Unfortunately, he hasn't obscured himself since Jan. 20, 2001. I am also getting sick and tired of the press constantly reporting what Slick thinks of this or that.


10 posted on 07/14/2005 9:55:53 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Mr. K

I'm not suprised to hear him speak out against it. I am suprised it took so long for Hillary to figure out the mood of the American people and give him permission to speak.


11 posted on 07/14/2005 9:56:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If a democrats lips are moving, they're lying.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I may be wrong, but didn't Clinton take private property to build his library?


12 posted on 07/14/2005 9:56:48 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Bill says postive things that are irrelevant.

Then the MSM will implay that Third Way Hitlary actually said it.


13 posted on 07/14/2005 9:57:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Has Bush condemned the ruling yet? It would be hilarious if Clintpon beat him to it. And also very very sad.


14 posted on 07/14/2005 9:57:33 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

His appointees did it.


15 posted on 07/14/2005 9:57:51 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SittinYonder

Say what you want about Clinton, but I don't hear any Republicans sticking up for anything conservative, including the Second Amendment or the duty of the Federales to defend this country against all enemies, foreign and domestic.


16 posted on 07/14/2005 9:57:53 AM PDT by nygoose
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Clinton's views on the issue did not appear ironclad

The Clinton Legacy!

17 posted on 07/14/2005 9:57:54 AM PDT by airborne
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To: Lekker 1
Gee...uh, thanks Bill. But when we want your opinion, we will ask for it. Now go back into obscurity.

Someone should ask the slickster why his wife doesn't immediately co sponsor federal legislation to undo the decision.

18 posted on 07/14/2005 9:58:00 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines ("I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."--S. Townsley on Ithaca)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
President Clinton yesterday added his voice to a growing chorus of Americans

Have y'all ever noticed it's always President Clinton & "Mr. Bush" (when referring to current President) in the media? Drives me nuts.
19 posted on 07/14/2005 9:58:07 AM PDT by Millee (So you're a feminist......isn't that cute??)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
You can bet your life savings that it was a political calculation that led him to that opinion.

Look for the Bitch he calls a wife to follow suit in opposing it.

20 posted on 07/14/2005 9:58:52 AM PDT by Protagoras (Now that the frog is fully cooked, how would you like it served?)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
President Clinton yesterday...

Would someone please tell these Clymers that Beezelbubba is no longer in office?

21 posted on 07/14/2005 9:59:01 AM PDT by Dahoser (The UN makes Mos Eisley Spaceport look like a clean room.)
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To: Lekker 1

He's getting ready to help ole hippo hips run in 08!!!!!!


22 posted on 07/14/2005 9:59:17 AM PDT by GregB (Bring back Capt. Michael Scott Speicher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

The former Pres's opinions are poll-driven.


23 posted on 07/14/2005 9:59:18 AM PDT by RightWhale (withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Not surprising that Willie blamed "the court" rather than the individual liberal members of the court.
24 posted on 07/14/2005 9:59:38 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: southlake_hoosier
I may be wrong, but didn't Clinton take private property to build his library?

He sure did. IOW, his words on this are as empty and meaningless as any words of his on anything else. What a surprise, huh?

25 posted on 07/14/2005 9:59:46 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Saw him being interviewed. He has aged considerably. His decadent lifestyle finally caught up with him. Either that or Hitlery has him in a fitted chastity belt until after her re-election.


27 posted on 07/14/2005 10:00:57 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I guess it took him a while to figure out what is is.


28 posted on 07/14/2005 10:02:05 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: southlake_hoosier

LOL! He also took prime real estate in Harlem for his offices.


29 posted on 07/14/2005 10:02:37 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: Lekker 1

Bill knows "wrong?"


30 posted on 07/14/2005 10:03:07 AM PDT by anonymous_user (You gotta be passionate about something. I guess.)
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To: lilylangtree

Hey, he is the most useless man in America, but he did have heart surgery and that takes a lot out of a person.

He's not worth hating.


31 posted on 07/14/2005 10:03:49 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: Millee
Have y'all ever noticed it's always President Clinton & "Mr. Bush" (when referring to current President) in the media?

At least they're not calling him "pResident Chimpy Bushitler" - yet. They're probably saving that for next summer, when the 2006 campaigns are in full swing.

32 posted on 07/14/2005 10:04:08 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The former owner of the freight depot, Gene Pfeifer, said the city of Little Rock unlawfully condemned his property and took possession of the land under eminent domain to facilitate the construction of the Clinton Presidential Library.

http://www.cnsnews.com/Politics/Archive/200110/POL20011005d.html

33 posted on 07/14/2005 10:04:36 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: CFC__VRWC

LOL! Love the tagline!


34 posted on 07/14/2005 10:04:52 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: saveliberty

This is not to saveliberty's post, but in general.

They Zig, then they Zag. They Zig, then they Zag. Clinton had to know how these folks he appointed would rule on such things, he is Zigging because it serves his needs, and his wife's need right now.


35 posted on 07/14/2005 10:04:56 AM PDT by joyspring777
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To: mysterio

Far as I know, the President has not had anything to say on it yet. Or on last month's interstate commerce ruling. And he signed CFR. I am more than ticked at him about those things, regardless of my personal admiration for the guy.

Criticism of Clinton is justified, but what does that say that it's him, not Bush who has come out against the ruling?


36 posted on 07/14/2005 10:05:00 AM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: Brilliant

His appointees did it

 

And Kerry was against gay marriage, but his appointees would read it into the Bill of Rights.  These demon-rats are evil.

37 posted on 07/14/2005 10:05:04 AM PDT by marylandrepub1 (Liberals outlaw God believing that 'they' are the gods and can create Heaven on Earth)
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To: southlake_hoosier
I may be wrong, but didn't Clinton take private property to build his library?

Of course he did however, President Bush took private property to build a baseball stadium in Texas.

But the fact remains that only certain people can grab land and I know I am not on the list of people permitted to grab private property.

38 posted on 07/14/2005 10:05:18 AM PDT by IronMan04
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To: CFC__VRWC
"pResident Chimpy Bushitler"

**snort**
39 posted on 07/14/2005 10:05:41 AM PDT by Millee (So you're a feminist......isn't that cute??)
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To: Sam Cree

post 37


40 posted on 07/14/2005 10:05:55 AM PDT by marylandrepub1 (Liberals outlaw God believing that 'they' are the gods and can create Heaven on Earth)
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To: nygoose

http://tancredo.house.gov/

http://coburn.senate.gov/

http://www.house.gov/norwood/

http://linder.house.gov/

I'm not saying you're entirely wrong, but here's some.


41 posted on 07/14/2005 10:06:34 AM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I just had a horrible horrible thought.

*IF* ThatWoman (D-NY) achieves her lifetime ambition, where would they put her "lie-brary"?

Suburban Chicago, where she was born? Little Rock? Westchester?

42 posted on 07/14/2005 10:07:03 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I would like to hear President Bush and the RNC speak out on Kelo. Letting the Clintons make hay with this issue while remaining silent is not doing the Republican Party any favors at all.
43 posted on 07/14/2005 10:07:14 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Clinton: Court Was 'Wrong' on Eminent Domain

And since your radical leftist judges put that decision into law, aren't you and your political philosophy wrong also?
44 posted on 07/14/2005 10:07:17 AM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Clinton's views on the issue did not appear ironclad.


45 posted on 07/14/2005 10:07:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: marylandrepub1

"Clinton, who once taught constitutional law... in Arkansas"

Isn't that both humorous and scary.


46 posted on 07/14/2005 10:07:49 AM PDT by joyspring777
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To: Sam Cree

The Bush Administration did not even file an amicus brief stating the government's position the case.


47 posted on 07/14/2005 10:07:50 AM PDT by IronMan04
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To: southlake_hoosier
http://www.cnsnews.com/Nation/Archive/200111/NAT20011102a.html

Demolition Looms for Landmark on Grounds of Clinton Library

By Marc Morano
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
November 02, 2001

(CNSNews.com) - Time is running out for Arkansas preservationists who are battling to prevent the destruction of an African-American landmark located on the grounds of the future Clinton presidential library.

The city of Little Rock has boarded up the 103-year-old freight depot and stopped all historical fact-finding tours of the building. The Arkansas Supreme Court, meanwhile, ruled Thursday that the City of Little Rock had the right to condemn the property and take possession of it from the original owner Gene Pfeifer under eminent domain to make room for the Clinton library.

...

48 posted on 07/14/2005 10:08:03 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Bork should have had Kennedy's USSC seat and Kelo v. New London would have gone the other way.)
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To: IronMan04

That tells us something doesn't it?

Either asleep at the wheel or supportive.


49 posted on 07/14/2005 10:08:54 AM PDT by joyspring777
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To: GregB

That is SO WRONG.

I have never ever ever ever never ever ever seen a hippo as ugly has Hillary.


50 posted on 07/14/2005 10:09:14 AM PDT by jsk10
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