Eminent Domain Strikes Back

Supposedly, Texas has a law preventing eminent domain abuse.  It doesn't seem to have stopped a Texas judge from seizing 105 acres of land, valued by an independent commission at $1.9 million, for the sum of $1 instead -- and ordering the owner to pay back the original $1.9 million to the government, with interest.  That is not a typo.  I did not leave out the word "million" from the second figure.

This is obscene.

It cannot stand.

This entry was published Sat Jan 21 10:11:47 CST 2006 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2006-01-21 10:11:47.0. [Tweet]

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