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Developer applies to 'eminent domain' Souter's House

Safety Cap (253500) writes | more than 9 years ago

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Payback, beeyatch!

A developer has applied to the city council to get a permit build a hotel on the site of Justice Souter's home. The rationale is that a hotel will bring in more funds to the city than the home currently does.

Payback, beeyatch!

A developer has applied to the city council to get a permit build a hotel on the site of Justice Souter's home. The rationale is that a hotel will bring in more funds to the city than the home currently does.

Souter, if you recall, was one of the staunch supporters of the ruling that allowed city governments to take over private land and give it to another private party if the transfer would result in increased benefit to the government.

Now the best part is that the developer doesn't even have to go through with it. All he has to do is tear up the home, break ground and then "run out of funds". (cue Nelson laugh) Ha-haa!

Update:Fixed title (damn stubby fat fingers!)

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... and it WILL be a tourist draw ... (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 9 years ago | (#12942496)

... just because of its current owner. Hey, who's going to bid on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? It can certainly be argued that kicking out the current occupant will save money all around AND generate tax revenues for whatevers put up i n its place.

Or at least turn it into a 6 Flags - because it is full of clowns already.

Hmmm (1)

Safety Cap (253500) | more than 9 years ago | (#12944268)

Isn't the white house a historical landmark?

If so, you might have more fun razing this little podunk town [google.com] in Texas...

That's CLASSIC! (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 9 years ago | (#12942515)

Way to stick it to the man!

amusing (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 9 years ago | (#12942907)

Thanks for the article. I hope the spotlight stays on this story; should be interesting to see how it plays out.

Nice... (1)

(H)elix1 (231155) | more than 9 years ago | (#12943228)

Was not expecting that. (grin)
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