Kelo Development Is Weeds and Feral Cats

On June 23, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court rewrote the Fifth Amendment to allow cities to declare eminent domain, swipe land from one set of taxpayers and give it to another set of taxpayers in the name of economic development. The majority upheld that the city of New London, Conn., could declare as urban blight the Kelo house and the well-kept neighborhood it was in so that the city could sell it to a developer who promised 3,169 new jobs and $1.2 million a year in tax revenues. Four years later? Nothing.

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