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Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes
The IOpian View:
Amendment IV to the US Constitution:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
What part of 'SHALL NOT BE VIOLATED' doesn't this court understand?
Amendment V to the US Constitution:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
How is a private developer's office space 'public use'?
Amendment XIV to the US Constitution:
Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
The previous owner is not getting equal protection but being steamrolled by big money.
"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."
"If we ever pass out as a great nation we ought to put on our tombstone, 'America died from a delusion that she has moral leadership'."
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