October 07, 2005

Hurricane Kelo Threatens Dee Cee

According to this story, the District intends to use eminent domain to clear out a group of landowners in order to be able to build the new Nationals' ballpark.

As much as I look forward to seeing the Nats play in a new state-of-the-art-retro park, this ain't right. It's unclear from the article whether the District wants to use eminent domain powers just with regard to parcels of property owned by people it hasn't heard back from, or whether it also intends to go after landowners who think they're being low-balled in purchase negotiations. Either way, it's rather horrifying.

This somehow reminds me of Lando Calrissian trying to negotiate with Darth Vader over Han and Leiah. "I'm altering the terms of the deal, Calrissian. Pray I don't alter them more."

Posted by Robert at October 7, 2005 10:24 AM | TrackBack

I'm wondering if some congresscritter will try to make his bones over Kelo by using Congress' DC oversight mandate to block this.

Posted by: Eric J at October 7, 2005 11:12 AM

More abuse of entimate domain all becuase of five irresponsible judges who should face imedeate removal from the supreume court this is a outragous attack on our constitution by the imperial court all for nothing

Posted by: spurwing plover at October 11, 2005 10:39 AM