Eminent domain

Eminent domain

Of all the cases from the recent US Supreme Court term that could have an impact on Catholics and Christians, Kelo v. New London may have the most. That’s the case that expanded the government’s powers of eminent domain to say that the government may seize private property and turn it over to a third-person, a private party, for use if the government decides it will provide greater benefit to the community. One of the foundations of a free societynot protected by the First Amendment.

It’s coming. Mark my words. This is only one more reason why the next two members of the Supreme Court are so important.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli