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March 18, 2009

My Name Is Suzette Kelo And The Government Stole My House

by Doug Mataconis

The Cato Institute has a new video out telling the story behind Suzette Kelo’s legal fight against the City of New London, Connecticut and Pfizer, Inc, which resulted in one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in recent memory:

You can also listen to Suzette Kelo tell her story in her own words.

And, yes, as of today, the lot on which her house once stood still stands empty.

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  1. [...] Speaking of the Cato Institute’s new video telling the story behind Suzette Kelo’s legal fight against the City of New London, I’ve been working on a website for a new grassroots organization in Alabama hoping to promote “the property rights of all Alabamians, regardless of race or financial status.” [...]

    Pingback by The Liberty Papers »Blog Archive » Eminent Domain, Alabama Style — March 18, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

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