Taking Justice Souter's Home
law.com - Article
: "A critic of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that governments may seize private property for economic development is suggesting the process be used to replace Justice David Souter's New Hampshire home with a hotel.
'The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare,' Logan Darrow Clements wrote in a fax to town officials in Weare, N.H., on Tuesday.
Souter, a longtime Weare resident, joined in last week's 5-4 court decision that said governments may seize private property for private development if doing so would benefit a community. "