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    Wednesday, June 29, 2005

    Further Responses to Kelo v. New London

    I forgot another idea that I had. We should seriously consider boycotting all businesses that abuse eminent domain. It's the only way that they'll know we're serious. For example, if a famous developer (whose name may or may not be 'Donald Trump') wanted to, say, use eminent domain law to tear down an old widow's house to make way for a limousine staging area for his new hotel/casino, that business should be automatically be boycotted. Something I like to do when I think about it, too, is to post as much contact information about the perps that I can -- so not only do you know what business it is, but also how to contact them. I think that we bloggers should make such public shaming of tyrants standard operating procedure.

    Remember a few days ago, I said that someone should knock down these Law Lords' houses and put up Wal Marts? Well, it's happening. This is perhaps the coolest thing I've seen this year: Proposed development, called "The Lost Liberty Hotel", to be built where Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter's house currently stands. I love it, and I hope it happens. I just love seeing bad things happen to bad people -- especially when it's the same bad thing they do to other people.

    Another solution: Demand an amendment to the Constitution limiting the term of Supreme Court Justices to 12 years. Maybe even have a referendum vote for the Justices each election like they do in Florida. My thing is that I still think it's a good idea to have the court insulated from the popular whim, so maybe a referendum wouldn't be the best thing. Shortening the term would do wonders, though.

    More Blogs:
    ---------Cornyn vs. Kelo Decision
    ---------Eminent Domain Ruling Fall Out
    ---------This land is my land...
    ---------We have officially reached the era of the post-Constitutional government
    ---------SCOTUS to Kelo: Drop Dead


    Blogger Scriptor said...

    You raised a point that I think is most important, why the hell do justices have life-terms. One school textbook gave the stupid explanation of "so they won't have to worry about their jobs". I'll leave it up to others to think about that.

    When it comes to checks and balances, it stops right at the Court. Sure the Executive and Legislative branches can pick justices, but that's about it. The only people who can repeal a Court decision are the justices themselves, and since there are life terms and considering today's partisanism, it might take a while for a bad decision to be overturned. For some reason, the United State's Government acts like the Court always makes the right decisions and is a kind of good mother that corrects the mistakes of others. In reality, it has the power to alter the most basic parts of our government, and it is left to politicians to do that.

    6/29/2005 6:12 PM  

    Blogger Abe said...

    I can't stop writing about this stupid decision either.

    I saw the "fixed term for judges" suggestion in the Wall Street Journal awhile back. The idea was to "grandfather in" the current judges, so the limit would only apply to new appointments. That would make for a gradual, but consistent turnover and eventually help solve the problem. Something needs to be done.

    6/29/2005 11:31 PM  

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