Friday, June 24, 2005

Crisis in New Jersey

Eminent Domain abuse is rampant in New Jersey:

In 55 N.J. towns, planners watch as the light turns green
Friday, June 24, 2005

To a growing number of New Jerseyans, yesterday's Supreme Court decision was a very personal defeat.

They are those whose towns have instructed them to hand their property over to private developers, for the greater good.

Many are struggling small business owners in the grittier parts of town -- not the sort who normally make time to follow Supreme Court decisions.
But they were waiting for this one.

"It's sort of shocking to read what these judges have come up with on that there New London (Connecticut)," said Sal Quagliariello, an 83-year-old Edison man fighting an attempt to turn his bus company into a Walgreens.

"It seems like money has got the best of the laws."