Is it karma, or Just Plain Mean?
Hot off the press: from Weare, New Hampshire, Logan Darrow Clements faxed a request to the Towne of Weare, NH, seeking an application to build a hotel at 34 Chilley Hill Road, presently the home of Justice David Souter. He seeks the approval of three of the five members of the Board of Selectmen, which would allow him to condemn Souter's home, persuant to the court ruling Souter just authored on behalf of the court majority. The controversy of the decision is that it authorizes governments to condemn private property for the benefit of another private individual, not just for the public good such as for roads and schools.
The proposed Lost Liberty Hotel will feature the "Just Desserts restaurant" and a museum featuring material on the decline of freedom. Clements has interested investors ready to draw up plans. It would generate more revenue for the town, which is sufficient cause, according to Souter's decision, to jusify the taking.
That could be a fun one to watch!