Monday, October 03, 2005

Eminent Domain and Reason

This month’s Reason magazine has a great interview with the lawyer who defended the homeowners in New London, the Institute for Justice's Scott Bullock. Bullock, still hopeful that the New London homeowners will retain their properties, points to the whirlwind of legislative activity around the ED issue as an example of the positive fallout from the SC's Kelo decision.

The best Bullock response was when he was asked whether the fact that the New London redevelopment was part of a "well-developed plan" made the decision justifiable. Bullock's reply, echoing what we have pointed out before in regards to the NY Times' supportive editorial, was that anyone who thinks the existence of a plan (there's always a plan), means the idea had some merit, "is completely disconnected from reality."