Eminent domain activists try to evict a court justice

Submitted by PAAMember on January 22, 2006 - 11:04am. ::

Brilliant - we should identify the property of these tycoons, setup a
plan that would clearly indicate their property would be better used
as commercial property to "prop" up the local economy and EVICT them!

Jan. 21, 2006, 11:35PM

Eminent domain activists try to evict a court justice
Protesters target home of Souter, who agreed city could seize private
land for commerce
Los Angeles Times


WEARE, N.H. - Just after 9 a.m. on Saturday, Brenda Lashway knocked
on the door of a burly cable company technician named Bart Eltz.
Wearing a "Beer Hunter" T-shirt, Eltz looked puzzled when Lashway
asked if he was familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in
Kelo vs. the City of New London.

"Well," Lashway explained, "the way it reads now, our property can be
taken from us for essentially any use at all."

Within minutes, Eltz, 31, was adding his name to a petition that
supports a move to seize Justice David Souter's 8-acre homestead
here. In June, Souter joined the 5-4 majority upholding the right of
governments to appropriate private property for commercial development.

The ruling so outraged eminent domain foes across the country that
they decided to get even. Invoking the same premise used by the
Supreme Court