I'm pretty shocked actually. I thought for sure it would go the other way. And I can't believe I'm agreeing with Scalia.
Quote from: am'rain on June 23, 2005, 10:18:15 AMI'm pretty shocked actually. I thought for sure it would go the other way. And I can't believe I'm agreeing with Scalia. and i'm disagreeing with ginsburg and breyer. oh boy.
I also oppose the decision, but this is really just an extension of existing policy. They could already uproot familes and neighborhoods to build factories, etc. They just called it "Blight" then, I guess. Keep in mind that they have to compensate for anything they take, and the doctrine of eminient domain goes back quite a ways.
Do they have to give a fair market rate, or the actual market rate. Houses that go on the market in many areas get offers well above the asking price, so the actual market rate is higher than anticipated.I'm nervous that city councils are going to plow through undesirable, low-income housing and sell the land to developers to build giant high-rise condiminiums.