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Sotomayor's confirmation will likely shrink property rights and Second Amendment rights

President Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

Her appointment could further shrink the property rights of homeowners and small businesses, says law professor Ilya Somin in an editorial. Somin says that Sotomayor takes the Supreme Court's controversial 5-to-4 Kelo decision, which allowed homes to be seized for the benefit of developers, and expands it beyond even what the Supreme Court intended:

"In 1999 the village of Port Chester, N.Y., established a 'redevelopment area,' giving designated developer Gregg Wasser a virtual blank check to condemn property within the area. When local property owners Bart Didden and Dominick Bologna sought a permit to build a CVS pharmacy in the area, Wasser demanded that they pay him $800,000 or give him a 50 percent partnership interest in the store, threatening to have their land condemned if they said no. They refuse


Added: Jul-14-2009 Occurred On: Jul-14-2009
By: wet501
Tags: SCOTUS, Sotomayor, supreme court, second amendment, 2nd amendment, gun rights, confirmation
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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