Skip to comments.U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Eminent Domain Extortion Case
Posted on 01/18/2007 7:03:29 PM PST by STE=Q
Arlington, VaYour money or your property may soon become the mantra of politically connected developers nationwide as the result of the U.S. Supreme Courts announcement today that it will not consider the appeal of an eminent domain case involving attempted private extortion.
The case the Court declined to review arose out of the Village of Port Chester, N.Y., one of the nations worst eminent domain abusers. The Villages chosen developer approached property owner Bart Didden and his business partner with an offer they couldnt refuse. Because Didden planned to build a CVS on his propertyland the developer coveted for a Walgreensthe developer demanded that Didden either pay him $800,000 to make him go away or give him an unearned 50 percent stake in the CVS development. If Didden refused, the developer would have the Village of Port Chester condemn the land for his private use. Didden rejected the bold-faced extortion. The very next day, the Village of Port Chester condemned Diddens property through eminent domain so it could hand it over to the developer who made the threat.
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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" (Edmund Burke)
"The Villages chosen developer approached property owner ...partner with an offer they couldnt refuse." Port Chester? The quotes sum it all up.
Hey Ketcham! Where's Mitchum?
Bush's choices for the SC are showing their true colors!
DUmmies still are confused at why all the liberal commie judges were for this.
The black-robed dictators opened the can of worms, and now they're afraid to put the lid back on. Score - government 10, citizen 0.
You think that this is bad I have family in OK that cant control mineral rights that were bought and paid for over a century ago. Yes they will have to compensate for any gas or oil then recieve but you sure as hell will not make as much money they will off of the profits.
They contribute to the party that not so secretly embraces the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto and are surprised when one of the planks is implemented. Dummies indeed.
I would like to know which of the justice's were selected to decide if this case would be heard or not. Can I assume that our new Cheif justice was involved?
This is a press release.
Hey Village, don't let the rock salt hit you in the ass when you leave.
Seriously, my kids, bf, and I have a streak of juvenile delinquency. Potato up the exhaust pipe, etc. This is a disgusting turn of events when the Supreme Court won't hear this case!
"Didden and Bologna appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, which also let the condemnation stand, saying the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Kelo v. City of New London didn't allow Didden and Bologna to challenge a taking within a redevelopment district."
"The court said Didden and Bologna could only challenge the taking of their property by challenging the entire redevelopment plan, which had been expanded in 1999 to include their property, and that a statute of limitations prevented such a challenge to the plan."
Comes as no surprise. Probably too far down the slippery slope to climb back without a serious upheaval. Which is not going to happen. Government is adept at confiscating rights in increments. And the average person is incapable of extrapolating the future results.
What I don't get is why liberals seem to think that THEIR property rights will somehow be exempt from this sort of thing. They get all hot and bothered when boobie bars are not allowed to give lap dances (restricting free speech, right?), but snooze away when government confiscates private property (it's for the good of the community). Their priorities are in the Twilight Zone.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that the USSC does nothing or in some cases, does something.
With all these egregious eminent domain abuse cases, I keep wondering when a Constitutionally-minded victim will put out a call for the militia to help defend their property. And then I wonder if the militia would actually respond. It will be a beautiful day when a developer's bulldozers arrive at a seized property and are greeted by a few hundred rifle-toting citizens.
I don't think they want to put the lid back on. Lotsa land needed to build lotsa highways for the NAU.
I hope someone goes postal at a city council meeting. That's what it's going to take to put a stop to this.