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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Will Bush File a Brief?

The Wall Street Journal has an opinion (paid subscription required) speculating whether the Bush administration will file a brief in an upcoming US Supreme Court case concerning eminent domain, Kelo v. New London. "The Kelo case, which is scheduled to be argued before the Supreme Court on February 22, also involves developer-driven encroachment. A Connecticut developer in cahoots with local officials and Pfizer is seeking to raze more than a dozen homes and small businesses."

It seems that the Bush administration is considering filing a brief against the property owners. This would seem to go against his campaign promise of building "an ownership society, because ownership brings security, and dignity, and independence."

The National Taxpayer's Union urges the administration to protect Americans' property rights.

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