Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Libertarian seeks to use eminent domain to redevelop Souter's home in Weare, NH

Will New Hampshire's own Supreme Court Justice David Souter's house be seized by eminent domain to make way for a hotel development?

Okay, so it is a stunt by some New Hampshire libertarians, but they do make a great point.

Getting three of the five Board of Selectmen to agree seems pretty doable.


  1. Yep, I saw that yesterday as well. I would hope the nature of that SCOTUS ruling would be offensive to both left and right sides of the political spectrum. Did you ever think that your website and Rush Limbaugh's would lead with the same story about Freestar's press release?! I do love that "Just Desserts Cafe", though. ;-)

    There's also some concern about what the ruling might mean for places of worship since a town would obviously get more revenue if there was a WalMart in place of a mosque, church, temple, etc. since the latter tend to be tax exempt.

    Anyway... Enjoy the recent heat wave. But hey, at least it's humid! :-P

  2. Right. Christian churches tie up a lot of very valuable in the center of older cites like Boston, New York, Philadelphia and contribute nothing to the tax base. I smell redevelopment! Now where did I put The Donald's cell phone number...