I wrote about this last year after that dreadful Supreme Court Kelo decision – that the government can confiscate private property if it can be shown taxes can be increased. Increased taxes historically haven’t been considered part of the “public use” definition in the Constitution. Churches in particular have been worried since they’re tax exempt.
So I found it amusing that citizens immediately filed a claim to raze Justice Souter’s home and replace it with a “Lost Liberty” hotel and museum. And now they’re one step closer, having gained enough signatures to put it to a town vote in March.
I’m amused that Justice Souter is having to fight this government grab of his private property because of one of his own rulings. 😛