Here is the first instance of fallout under the recent SCOTUS decision on eminent domain.
From an article on FNC:
SAN DIEGO- The Alsco Laundry in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood has been cleaning linens for the city’s top hotels and restaurants for more than 50 years.
“We have a set of plans that were provided by CLB Partners, a development corporation here in San Diego, for development of townhouses, condominiums for sale,” Scacco said.
The city wants to move out the laundry service to make way for the project, which also includes retail stores. But with 150 employees on its payroll and service to 3,000 area businesses, Scacco said the company doesn’t want to move.
“With the requirements that we have in our business, with the water requirements, the size of the building, there are very, very few, from what I understand at this point, sites that could accomodate us anywhere in San Diego County,” he said.
But San Diego officials have designated this area of the city as “blighted,” and according to the law the city has the authority to use its eminent domain powers for what supporters say is the good of the community.
Do you see why we need true constructionist judges on the bench? Do you see the chaos the courts have started? You better hope that all the judges Bush nominates are conservative Judges, this is where liberal judges get you.
Have you noticed how many SCOTUS decisions are 5-4? Well, you can thank the liberal block Justices John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer. I can only hope that one or more of these Justices will step down soon.