June 25, 2005


NEW LONDON, Conn. - When a divided Supreme Court broadened the government's right to seize private property this past week, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor painted a grim portrait of what she saw coming.

She said wealthy investors and city leaders had been given the power to run people from their homes to make way for new development. The line between public and private property has been blurred, O'Connor said in her dissent, and no home is safe.

While municipal leaders say O'Connor's view is unrealistic, people who have fought eminent domain say it's already here.

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