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Justices Reminisce About Their Decision to Support the Government’s Power to Take Your Property for No Good Reason, Destroy It, Laugh, Then Run Away

The aftermath of a stunning Supreme Court case several years ago as reported by Op-Toons Review.  The more serious article is in the WSJ. - Ilene

Justices Reminisce About Their Decision to Support the Government’s Power to Take Your Property for No Good Reason, Destroy It, Laugh, Then Run Away

By Op-Toons Review

New London, Connecticut--Four years ago, a bare majority of five Supreme Court Justices decided the notorious case of Kelo v. New London and allowed the government to take private property away from people so it could give it to other private developers. But today, the revival project that led to the seizure of Susette Kelo’s and her neighbors’ houses has fallen through, leaving the entire community a bulldozed wasteland.

The Justices siding with the government in 2004 had called its plan "comprehensive" and "carefully formulated" to "provide appreciable benefits to the community, including, but not limited to, new jobs and increased tax revenue." But since then, the plan fell apart after the company given the property decided to move its headquarters.

Those same Justices gathered recently on the gutted foundation of the former Kelo home to reminisce about the "bang up party" they had in Kelo’s neighborhood.

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