Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Eminant Domain

posted by Mr. Vidiot @ 4:58 PM Permalink

In the ongoing saga of the Ratner project here in Brooklyn,
Excerpt: In that lawsuit, property owners and tenants in the footprint of the proposed "Atlantic Yards" project challenge the use of eminent domain to seize their homes and businesses to make way for the project, alleging that the takings violate the U.S. Constitution. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis disagreed with Magistrate Judge Robert Levy’s February report and recommendation by ruling that federal court is the proper legal forum for the case. Judge Garaufis also ruled, however, that the plaintiffs’ complaint is insufficient.
the supreme court once again ruled eminant domain can be used to take private property and give it to large corporations if it is in the public interest. Yet, the government never asked the people what is in their interest. In the United States, the government tells us our interests and than protects these interests with the rule of law and coercion.

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