There's news that the Supreme Court has ruled that eminent domain can apply to non-public uses. In the past, eminent domain was evoked to widen roads, etc., e.g. for the general public benefit. With this ruling, basically anyone can be evicted as long as someone high enough up in government thinks that it's a good idea. How one feels about notions of land ownership aside, this is bullshit. Better keep one eye on the proposals flowing through the city office, or you might wake up one morning to find your house being knocked down (to make room for a bypass).
The trend these days seems to be that even lawmakers and judges don't respect the law—so how can citizens be expected to behave any differently? The Bill of Rights is very clear on the point of not reapportioning land from one private party to another. But I suppose the same people who have trouble with the 2nd Amendment are now also having trouble with the 5th.
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