Kos digs the new look of the government jackboot
Daily Kos: Political Analysis and other daily rants on the state of the nation.
: "As first glace, you may think that giving private homeowner property to a private corporations is a bad thing. And it very well might be in many cases. However, if the Court had ruled differently and NOT allowed local governments to do this, it would have been a disaster for local governments to build for the community (including when the purpose is to help the environment, build affordable housing, create jobs, etc.). It would have sacrificed needed community power at the hands of the sort of property-rights extremism frequently displayed by right-wing libertarian types.
I'll have a lot more on this in my weekly Supreme Court Roundup, which I'll have out by tomorrow evening."