Monday, December 05, 2005

Eminent Domain abuse

This article states that New York State's economic development agency is pushing for use of eminent domain to take private property to hand over to the Seneca Indian Nation which as an Indian nation is a seperate legal entity from the state government. The first article indicates and this article confirms that the state promised to use it's eminent domain powers for this purpose in it's 2002 gaming compact with the tribe.

It's just another case of the government being more than willing to take private property for citizens to raise money. In this case taking some 50 acres to gain millions in state revenue from casinos that of course only the tribe can have.

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