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  • Norfolk, VA: Norva Plastics wins eminent domain fight over value

    12/13/2012 8:31:12 AM PST · by 4buttons · 10 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 12, 2012 | Clay Barbour
    A jury delivered Norva Plastics a big victory Wednesday, awarding the 70-year-old company a multimillion-dollar payout and delivering yet another blow to city leaders in the ongoing fight over eminent domain.
  • Recount eminent in (NC) District 8 race

    11/14/2006 6:29:44 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 804+ views
    The Independent Tribune ^ | November 9, 2006 | Eric C. Deines
    A recount is eminent in the race for North Carolina’s 8th District seat in the U.S. House, say campaign officials. But just when that recount will be is still unknown. As of Wednesday afternoon, Republican Congressman Robin Hayes led grassroots challenger Larry Kissell (D) by 346 votes out of 121,090 ballots cast.
  • Bush order would limit property seizures

    06/23/2006 5:00:15 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 82 replies · 1,360+ views
    AP ^ | 23 June 2006 | Jennifer Loven
    WASHINGTON - President Bush ordered Friday that federal agencies cannot seize private property except for public projects such as hospitals or roads. The move occurred on the one-year anniversary of a controversial Supreme Court decision that gave local governments broad power to bulldoze people's homes for commercial development. The majority opinion in the Supreme Court case involving New London, Conn., homeowners limited the homeowners' rights by saying local governments could take private property for purely economic development-related projects because the motive was to bring more jobs and tax revenue to a city.
  • Wal-Mart fight's Herculean issue: Who crafts communities' future?

    05/30/2006 7:35:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 412+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/30/6 | John King
    Cynics are right: Hercules' old-fashioned new neighborhoods are downright unreal. The houses are too pristine, the landscaping too prim. They're modeled along the lines of a bungalow-filled village of yore, yet the result looks like a pastel launching pad for commuters. No matter. I'll root for a David clad in Ralph Lauren over a bottom-line Wal-Mart Goliath any day.
  • Judge might stop trespassing arrests for fishing in tributaries

    05/02/2006 8:18:16 AM PDT · by balch3 · 78 replies · 1,536+ views
    Leesville Daily Leader ^ | April 28, 2006 | associated press
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has recommended that the public be allowed to fish on Mississippi River tributaries that stretch into private property in East Carroll Parish. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jim Kirk in Alexandria handed down an opinion that the public can boat, fish and hunt on the waters of the Mississippi River as it rises and falls and that local sheriffs cannot arrest the fishermen and hunters for trespassing as long as they remain in their boats. The opinion was prompted by a motion to dismiss a case against East Carroll Parish Sheriff Mark Shumate for...
  • Proposed Ordinance Targets Residents' Satellite Dishes

    03/10/2006 12:08:46 PM PST · by barj · 35 replies · 932+ views
    WGAL ^ | 9 MAR | WGAL
    Proposed Ordinance Targets Residents' Satellite Dishes POSTED: 8:53 am EST March 9, 2006 UPDATED: 11:39 am EST March 9, 2006 LANCASTER, Pa. -- Lancaster City Mayor Rick Gray wants to regulate where residents can put their television satellite dishes on their homes. Gray said the dishes take away from the historical look of the city. The mayor had considered charging a fee to keep people from mounting the dishes in front of their homes. Now he's pushing for a zoning ordinance that would require residents to place the dishes in the back or sides of homes. "It will be a...
  • Judicial Activism or Judicial Restraint? (vanity)

    06/24/2005 7:10:34 AM PDT · by Crush T Velour · 32 replies · 1,025+ views
    Here's the situation. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that the elected governments of cities can't define "imminent domain" as land for a shopping mall. I don't think they should, but is it a question for the Supreme Court to involve itself? This is a policy issue. The legislature of Connecticutt should get involved and pass a law that says "the government can't seize private property for private use." Or maybe the Congress and Senate should. But the Supreme Court...finally had the restraint not to involve itself in policy decisions. And I think that's good.
  • Pa. high court refuses to hear case to save Saha family's Chesco farm

    12/15/2003 3:34:00 PM PST · by Fun Bob · 21 replies · 114+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon, Dec. 15, 2003 | AP
    Title: Pa. high court refuses to hear case to save Saha family's Chesco farm Subtitle: Officials say the 48-acre parcel is key to revitalizing Coatesville. The family has now run out of legal options. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of a Chester County family fighting to save its 48-acre horse farm from being turned into a golf course. Dick and Nancy Saha of Valley Township have been battling for more than four years to prevent the city of Coatesville from seizing their land for a recreation complex. "It's devastating," Rick Saha, the couple's son, said...
  • Central Texas MUD Abuse of Power - Eminentt Domain

    11/09/2003 7:12:35 PM PST · by TXBubba · 30 replies · 255+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 11-9-03 | Sarah Coppola
    Neighborhood protests proposed water treatment plant Brushy Creek facility would take 24 acres of longtime resident's property By Sarah Coppola AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Sunday, November 9, 2003 ROUND ROCK -- Dan McFall's 95-year-old grandfather, Garland Walsh, has lived on the same parcel of land since 1938. Walsh loves its open spaces, occupied by big oak trees, cattle and a clan of wild turkeys. So his grandfather was stunned, McFall said, when utility district officials told him a year ago that they planned to build a water treatment facility on the land. "He's been living out his remaining years there," McFall said....