Tuesday, June 28, 2005

"Can he take his own medicine?"

Freestar Media, LLC

Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land.

Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.

On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home.

Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, points out that the City of Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits with a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road than allowing Mr. Souter to own the land.

3 Comments:

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

Funny, yes. But it will never happen.

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger Tyler said...

Situations like this are the reason the Germans invented the word "schadenfreude."

Probably won't happen - but only by the graces of three to five members of the town council.

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger e.gage said...

That's bloody awesome!

 

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