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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-05 10:50 AM
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151. It's saying that the courts are not going to second guess
states and cities on matters pertaining to what constitutes public interest when the city met their burden with a detailed plan for economic development.

People are posting as though this property was stolen and the owners will be out on the street.

The state of Conn. can go FURTHER in situations such as this by LEGISLATING what should be done in such instances.

Furthermore, everyone who is against this when it creates many jobs can see the point of eminent domain for a park, a railroad or a hospital...but really? A park? When people need jobs? And what about hospitals? Are they not now privately owned? Can the public afford to go to the hospital if they don't have a job?

I think there needs to be a balance between local power and federal power. Were there not, then locals could still say "we won't rent to black folks" I think this decision respected that balance but I also DO THINK it sets precedent when a corporation claims that communities are screwing them out of a profit by not letting them put MTBE in their gas...it says communities know what is in their interest and that the court should not second guess that without good cause.
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