November 09, 2009

Pfizer Abandons Kelo Site

In one of the worst opinions in Supreme Court history, the four liberal Justices joined by Kennedy found that it was a permissible "public use" to allow governments to transfer private property from one individual to another to further economic development. The case was a huge blow to property rights that saw a resulting backlash across the country, where people enacted state and local laws to overturn Kelo. Well, four years after that disatrous decision, Pfizer, whom the property was transferred to, has decided to abandon the site.

UPDATE: More reactions here, here (fitting title: "Taking Land for Public Uselessness), and here.

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