The Reason For All The Lawyer Jokes
He gets taller.
Over at Joe's Dartblog he points out an enraging article in the Fairfield County Weekly.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently found that the city's original seizure of private property was constitutional under the principal of eminent domain, and now New London is claiming that the affected homeowners were living on city land for the duration of the lawsuit and owe back rent. It's a new definition of chutzpah: Confiscate land and charge back rent for the years the owners fought confiscation.
In some cases, their debt could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Moreover, the homeowners are being offered buyouts based on the market rate as it was in 2000 .
This is just un-effin-believable. I hope that the people of New London vote out every single one of the cock-suckers who have anything to do with this. Then break out the tar and feathers, stocks, or whatever else they might still have laying around from colonial times. The Supreme Court ruled in the Kelo decision that this wasn't unconstitutional. It needs to be remedied legislatively. The people of New London have to remedy this FAST or they are complicit. God, what fuckers.
Update -- A Stitch in Haste is doing a great job following Kelo-related affairs.