The worst decision of Justice Stevens

Lexington Lexington’s notebook The Economist 4/14/2010

IN A long and distinguished career, Justice Stevens wrote many decisions that I applaud. I liked his sceptical attitude towards prosecutors, and though I don’t agree with him that the death penalty is unconstitutional, I would certainly agree with him that it should be abolished.

But his opinion in […]

Editorial: Big beach-rights case

The Providence Journal Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a fascinating case pitting property owners on Florida’s Panhandle against their state’s plans to replenish the sand in front of their beaches. The waterfront people don’t want that “favor” because in adding new sand in front of their private beaches, […]

Threat of Eminent Domain Hangs in the Air Over Minnesota Wind Power Project December 4, 2009

Does the government’s power of eminent domain include seizing the rights to the wind that wafts over your property? That’s the controversial question swirling around an 8 megawatt wind farm proposed by the southern Minnesota city of New Ulm and opposed by several farmers in rural Lafayette Township who refuse to […]

Poor People Will Soon Be Homeless — Thanks to ACORN

by Matthew Vadum NewsRealBlog 2009 December 1

New York State’s highest court has cleared the way for an ambitious $5 billion taxpayer-funded development to be built in Brooklyn.

On his TV show yesterday Glenn Beck pointed out that a group that claims to protect the interests of poor people, ACORN, helped make possible the deal […]

The End of an Eminent Domain Error: Pfizer Closes in New London, CT

Land Taken in Infamous Kelo Supreme Court Case Remains Empty More Than Four Years After Ruling

From: Castle Coalition: Citizens Fighting Eminent Domain Abuse November 9, 2009

Arlington, Va.—Pfizer, Inc., announced today that the company will be closing its former research and development headquarters in New London, Conn. This was a project that involved massive […]