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Supreme Court Justice Souter to Get a Taste of his Own Medicine

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The Supreme Court ruled last year that cities make take private land from citizens for private development. Souter, along with the other liberal judges on the Supreme Court, voted with the majority in a 5-4 decision.

Souter has a home in Weare, NH that is over 200 years old. Citizens signed a petition to seize Souter's home so that a hotel could be built on the property. Although only 25 signatures were needed for a vote, almost 200 people signed up. The vote is scheduled for tomorrow.

Activists angered by a US Supreme Court ruling that homes can be demolished for developments are trying to seize the home of one of the judges involved.

About 60 people rallied in the small New Hampshire town of Weare on Sunday, where Justice David Souter has a house.

The protesters say they have enough signatures from Weare residents to put their proposal to a town vote in March.

They want a compulsory purchase order on the 200-year-old farmhouse, and say they will build a hotel in its place.

Campaign organiser Logan Clements, from Los Angeles, told supporters in Weare the Supreme Court had "shot a hole in the [US] Constitution".
More at:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4639374.stm
 

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This is so amusing. I hope like heck that they vote to take his house, land everything.

Let his own rulings bite him in the seat of his pants.
 
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