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Lost Liberty Hotel Moving Forward

If you've followed the Kelo v. City of New London case, you've probably heard of the Lost Liberty Hotel — a plan to use the Kelo decision to take the home of one of the Supreme Court Justices and convert it into a hotel.

It might actually happen:

Clements also says that even if the Board of Selectmen in Weare doesn't vote in favor of his proposal, which would generate more tax revenue for them than Souter's property tax nets, that several citizens are drafting ballot initiatives which would bypass the Board and accomplish the same results. [source]

Given the wide unpopularity of the Kelo decision, I think a ballot initiative is highly likely to succeed.

If this hotel is built, I pledge to vacation there. This would be a wonderfully fun way to ridicule eminent domain.

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