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Eminent Domain Case Reaches Sad Conclusion

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Susette Kelo, a homeowner in Connecticut, lost the now infamous Kelo v. New London court case in 2002 — where the city seized her house through eminent domain.

Typically, eminent domain is reserved for public use — building a public road for example. But New London was handing Kelo’s property (among others) to a private company, Pfizer, under the premise of a “public use.”

The city sold-out its citizens to appease one special interest group. But now, it seems the story has come to an unfortunate close.

Pfizer announced in November that it is pulling out of New London — all that remains on Kelo’s property is some grass and dirt.

Check out the Policy Council’s update on property rights legislation here in South Carolina.


Written by SC Policy Council

December 23, 2009 at 10:50 am

Posted in Liberty, Taxes, Transparency

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