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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Here They Come! 

Here come the bastards! (Thank you, Primus.)

Today the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that city governments may seize and destroy homes for business development, vastly expanding the formerly public-use-only definition of eminent domain.

But what really surprised me about the case was the gang who dissented:
  • Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Clarence Thomas
  • Antonin Scalia
  • William Rhenquist
Wha!? What's this? A Scalia decision I agree with? What is this, Bizarro world!? I'm more used to agreeing with O'Connor, and she nailed it this time:
"Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random," she wrote. "The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms."
Go, Sandy! (I may call you Sandy, mayn't I?)

Wow, lookit me. Three posts in one week. That summer air is doing me good. And look -- I've been studying Tetum! I can count to ten without peeking!
  1. ida
  2. rua
  3. tolu
  4. haat
  5. lima
  6. neen
  7. hitu
  8. walu
  9. sia
  10. sunulu
Hau aprende Tetum! Huzzah!


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Today I'm listening to: Primus!