“An impressive new movie dramatizes the story behind the famous Supreme Court case about whether it is permissible for the government to condemn homes in order to promote private “economic development” [VIDEO]

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Little Pink House” Brings the Kelo Case to the Big Screen
by Ilya Somin
April 18, 2018

The soon-to-be-released independent film Little Pink House dramatizes the story behind Kelo v. City of New London, the notorious 2005 Supreme Court decision in which the justices ruled that it is permissible for the government to condemn homes in order to promote “economic development.” Although the Fifth Amendment only permits the taking of private property for “public use,” a narrow 5-4 majority ruled that a taking that transfers property to private developers is permissible. The Kelo case generated a massive public reaction, with over 80% of Americans opposing the ruling…READ MORE

 

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