Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Kelo: The Backlash

Over at the Weekly Standard, Jonathan Last discusses the Kelo backlash. Backlash? How about boomerang? This nifty little decision is going to be winging back to the Supreme Court, I'm guessing, and soon.

As Scott Bullock, an attorney at the Institute for Justice (and the lawyer who argued Kelo before the Supreme Court), notes: "Republicans who are limited government types are typically good on eminent domain, but those who are tied too deeply to big business are bad. With Democrats, those who are keyed into the rights of the oppressed and the effects of power structures are typically good, but Democrats who are into good government and civil planning are bad on the issue."
One way or another, someone knows whats better for you than you know whats better for you.

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