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Old 10-25-2013, 03:17 AM
 
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Seattle council OK?s acquisition of centenarian?s waterfront parking lot - Puget Sound Business Journal

they're taking a parking lot owned by a 103 year old woman for a government owned parking lot.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:43 AM
 
Location: texas
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Courts, including the Supreme court, have overwhelmingly ruled in favor of Eminent Domain cases.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:42 AM
 
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Courts, including the Supreme court, have overwhelmingly ruled in favor of Eminent Domain cases.
doesnt make it right. original intent was for things like roads and government services like utilities, fire fighting, court houses, jails, etc.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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doesnt make it right. original intent was for things like roads and government services like utilities, fire fighting, court houses, jails, etc.
Technically it is being taken because of the Viaduct construction, though it will just be used for parking and later a parking garage. Hopefully she received a good payout for it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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doesnt make it right. original intent was for things like roads and government services like utilities, fire fighting, court houses, jails, etc.
Until 2005, the legal concept of eminent domain -- the condemnation and confiscation of private property for public purposes, was used very sparingly. The argument was usually advanced only when the site in question was the only one suitable -- something like a waterway, the course of which can't be altered, or a railroad, which can't climb a steep grade. The recipients of this benefit were always either public-sector activities or regulated public utilities, with a duty to serve all customers and in some cases, a duty to operate at a lss as long as current funds were available.

All of this began to change in 2005 with the decision in Kelso vs City of New London, in which private property was seized for private redevelopment and permanent possession. presumably without further regulation. Crony (as opposed to open-market) capitalism at its worst; no one's property is safe anymore.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: texas
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Until 2005, the legal concept of eminent domain -- the condemnation and confiscation of private property for public purposes, was used very sparingly. The argument was usually advanced only when the site in question was the only one suitable -- something like a waterway, the course of which can't be altered, or a railroad, which can't climb a steep grade. The recipients of this benefit were always either public-sector activities or regulated public utilities, with a duty to serve all customers and in some cases, a duty to operate at a lss as long as current funds were available.

All of this began to change in 2005 with the decision in Kelso vs City of New London, in which private property was seized for private redevelopment and permanent possession. presumably without further regulation. Crony (as opposed to open-market) capitalism at its worst; no one's property is safe anymore.

There is no private property anymore. thanks for bringing up kelso.

I wonder how many know that Keystone pipeline and the "border fence" has taken family farms and ranches.

Its one thing to take land for a public project, but to give to a private developer for private development, that is just unAmerican.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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You only own your property so long as you offer up the annual tax tribute,and a government or one of its cronies doesnt want it for their own selfish purpose$.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:09 PM
 
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Until 2005, the legal concept of eminent domain -- the condemnation and confiscation of private property for public purposes, was used very sparingly. The argument was usually advanced only when the site in question was the only one suitable -- something like a waterway, the course of which can't be altered, or a railroad, which can't climb a steep grade. The recipients of this benefit were always either public-sector activities or regulated public utilities, with a duty to serve all customers and in some cases, a duty to operate at a lss as long as current funds were available.

All of this began to change in 2005 with the decision in Kelso vs City of New London, in which private property was seized for private redevelopment and permanent possession. presumably without further regulation. Crony (as opposed to open-market) capitalism at its worst; no one's property is safe anymore.
Crony capitalism - thanks to the last 20 years of rule by the elite who feel they are above the people.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:46 PM
 
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For those who don't live here...the original owner ended up bequeathing the property to Gonzaga University, who is now figuring out what to do with it. She made them promise to include parking, but obviously a lot of other stuff can fit on that block too.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:11 AM
 
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All of this began to change in 2005 with the decision in Kelso vs City of New London ...
It's Kelo, not Kelso.

Here's an old article that nicely summarizes Kelo: Liberals Turn Back Clock ... To the Year 1215
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