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  • Supreme Court Justice-- OWNED!

    Not sure on the source, I got this from another web forum...digging up a source as we speak.

    Developer Wants To Seize Supreme Court Justice's Home
    Home Would Be Replaced With 'Lost Liberty' Hotel

    WEARE, N.H. -- Following a Supreme Court ruling giving local governments power to seize private property, a California man has suggested taking over Justice David Souter's New Hampshire farmhouse and turning it into a hotel.

    Souter, a longtime Weare resident, joined in the 5-4 court decision allowing governments to seize private property from one owner and turn it over to another if doing so would benefit a community.

    In a letter faxed to town officials Tuesday, Logan Darrow Clements said that a hotel on Souter's property would bring the town economic development and tax revenue.

    Souter could not be reached for comment.

    Charles Meany, Weare's code enforcement officer, said he is taking the matter seriously. So are police, who posted officers outside Souter's home as a precaution Tuesday.
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    A true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

    -GK Chesterton

  • #2
    Here is a second article with a source.

    Proposal: Replace Souter's home with 'Lost Liberty Hotel'
    June 29, 2005

    WEARE, N.H. --Following a Supreme Court ruling last week that gave local governments power to seize private property, someone has suggested taking over Justice David Souter's New Hampshire farmhouse and turning it into a hotel.

    "The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare," Logan Darrow Clements of California wrote in a letter faxed to town officials in Weare on Tuesday.

    Souter, a longtime Weare resident, joined in the 5-4 court decision allowing governments to seize private property from one owner and turn it over to another if doing so would benefit a community.

    The letter dubbing the project the "Lost Liberty Hotel" was posted on conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh's Web site. Clements said it would include a dining room called the "Just Desserts Cafe" an a museum focused on the "loss of freedom in America."

    A message seeking comment from Souter was left at his office Wednesday morning. The court has recessed and Souter was still in Washington, one of his secretaries said.

    A few police cruisers were parked on the edge of Souter's property Tuesday.

    "It was a precaution, just being protective," said Lt. Mark Bodanza.

    Clements is the CEO of Los Angeles-based Freestar Media that fights "abusive" government through a Web site and cable show. He plans to move to New Hampshire soon as part of the Free State Project, a group that supports limiting government powers, the Monitor reported.

    The letter was passed along to the board of selectmen. If the five-member board were to endorse the hotel project, zoning laws would have to be changed and the hotel would have to get approval from the planning board. Messages seeking comment were left with Laura Buono, board chairwoman.

    "Am I taking this seriously? But of course," said Charles Meany, Weare's code enforcement officer. "In lieu of the recent Supreme Court decision, I would imagine that some people are pretty much upset. If it is their right to pursue this type of end, then by all means let the process begin."

    Souter's two-story colonial farmhouse is assessed at a little more than $100,000 and brought in $2,895 in property taxes last year.

    The Supreme Court case involved the city of New London, Conn. The justices ruled that City Hall may take over property through eminent domain to make way for a hotel and convention center.

    In his majority opinion, Justice John Paul Stevens said New London could pursue private development under the Fifth Amendment, which allows governments to take private property if the land is for public use. He said the project the city has in mind promises to bring more jobs and revenue.

    At least eight states -- Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, South Carolina and Washington -- forbid the use of eminent domain for economic development unless it is to eliminate blight. Other states either expressly allow private property to be taken for private economic purposes or have not spoken clearly to the question.
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    A true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

    -GK Chesterton

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    • #3
      That's a great way to send a message to the justice, although the ruling isn't half as horrible as the media makes it out to be.

      Not also has it been in effect for decades in other ways, such as for airports and highways, but states will be able to restrict the ability to 'use' land in more efficient ways.

      I don't see this affecting that many people at all.

      PS: LOOK OUT ORLANDO!

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      • #4
        I'm sure he will find a way to avoid having his property taken from him. He's not a peasant like us, most laws like this one only apply to low income people who cant stand against big goverment.

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        • #5
          unfortunately you are right, but it would be nice and funny as funny can be if he did lose his house, id pay money to be in the court if he lost his place.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gotthblues
            unfortunately you are right, but it would be nice and funny as funny can be if he did lose his house, id pay money to be in the court if he lost his place.
            Oh I agree it would send a message to the people who sit high on their tower.

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            • #7
              yeah, i bet you would be able to hear the pucker factor when the decision didnt go their way

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              • #8
                I don't see this affecting that many people at all. (quote from Dash)

                well i dont know about that, the town i moved from cut a small family farm in half just to build a road for a big business. didnt want the whole thing, just the middle, so now their farm is smaller and cut in half by the autobon (no exaggeration). just condemed their land and took it. crap, there was already one road in, and another being built from the other side. they cant move their cattle from pasture to pasture, because the cows will get creamed and the owners sued. sounds pretty crappy to me.

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                • #9
                  I think it's great, I hope he follows through with it. This could be a 2005 Boston Tea Party movement.
                  Disclaimer: The writer does not represent any organization, employer, entity or other individual. The first amendment protected views/commentary/opinions/satire expressed are those only of the writer. In the case of a sarcastic, facetious, nonsensical, stirring-the-pot, controversial or devil's advocate-type post, the views expressed may not even reflect those of the writer.

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                  • #10
                    Oh, that would be wonderful to see all the passing judges have all their property turned into hotels.

                    Dash, You dont think this will affect many people? Robert Mugabe is an example of where this could lead. He is renovating this country for better homes. Urban blight is another example of this. If the cities decided that any home valued at less than 400k would be considered blight and needed demolished, well. It can and will get worse.
                    Liberalism is a mental disorder
                    -Resistance implies Guilt-

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dash
                      That's a great way to send a message to the justice, although the ruling isn't half as horrible as the media makes it out to be.

                      Not also has it been in effect for decades in other ways, such as for airports and highways, but states will be able to restrict the ability to 'use' land in more efficient ways.

                      I don't see this affecting that many people at all.

                      "First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then came the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then when they came for me, there was no one left to stand up for me."
                      -Martin Niem
                      You have no right to not be offended.-Neal Boortz

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BrickCop
                        I think it's great, I hope he follows through with it. This could be a 2005 Boston Tea Party movement.

                        I say F*#k the liberal black robes.
                        Trooperden, akman75, & azmichelle ignored

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