Friday, June 5, 2009

Sotomayor No Friend of Private Property

They are starting to dig into the rulings of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. It appears that when it comes down to private property, Sotomayor favors big government eminet domain takings over the rights of individuals to do as they please with their property.

The Washington Times reports in an editorial:

Judge Sotomayor served as the senior judge on one 2006 case, Didden v. Village of Port Chester, which respected University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein described as "about as naked an abuse of government power as could be imagined."... In the Didden ruling...the government used its constitutionally limited power of "eminent domain" to force one private owner to turn over land (for a fee) to give it to a private developer...Instead of a CVS, the new owner used it for a Walgreens.

1 comment:

  1. I'm shocked, shocked that the government would nominate someone for their court system who would tend to favor their rights over the rights of individuals. Seriously and on another count, the lady has no savings, beside the equity in her home, which minimizes her independence and makes her beholden to those who nominated her.