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  •  House bill (none)
    They are discussing in the House right now 'eminent domain'.  Kelo v City of New London showed exactly the sort of lack of respect that a conservative court has for the rights of individuals.  It is strange to think that anti-neo-cons would have to turn to Jeffersonian principles to show the founders intentions with the 'public use' clause.  Look closely at the 5th amendment and something strikes you... the 'public use' clause is the last clause of the amendment; it is something of an afterthought.

    However, it is quite obvious that SCOTUS misinterpreted 'public' as being whatever the hell a government would like to do, including making its 'public use' a private economic development that will undoubtly help the city councillers (sp) keep their jobs.

    Keep your constitution close my friends, and read it daily.

    by smokeymonkey on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 12:19:50 PM PST

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    •  The root of all evils? (none)
      the sort of lack of respect that a conservative court has

      The Majority:
      Stevens, Breyer, Ginsberg, Kennedy, Souter

      O'Connor, Rhenquist, Scalia, Thomas

      •  exactly (none)
        But it is the Revered Iconic Liberal Justices against the Hated and Always to be Vilified Regardless Conservatives.

        Edwards/Lincoln '08

        by jimsaco on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 03:16:50 PM PST

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