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Florida Court Allows Taking Of Private
Land To Build A Major League Soccer
Stadium Based On A Broad Application
Of "Public Use" Doctrine

Forbes, by Marc Edelman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/4/2014 11:22:27 AM

Last Friday, the Orlando Sentinel and News 13 Orlando both reported that a Florida Circuit Court upheld the City of Orlando’s decision to take private property located on West Church Street to build a soccer stadium for Orlando City SC, which is Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team. The City of Orlando had defended its power to seize the land under “eminent domain,” which allows for municipalities to take private property when doing so serves a public purpose and the municipality provides just compensation to property owners. According to the Orlando Sentinel article, the Florida court found a sufficient “public

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You can bet they wouldn´t do this to a Mosque! That Kelo decision was one of the worst decisions ever made by the Supreme Court, besides 0bamacare and Roe v. Wade.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/4/2014 11:24:35 AM     (No. 9718938)

Sieze all property owned by all SCOTUS members that voted for this fraud.

Make them eat it!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John c, 2/4/2014 11:42:58 AM     (No. 9718992)

The Kelso decision hurting us again!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 2/4/2014 11:43:08 AM     (No. 9718993)

This is an illegal taking.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nimby, 2/4/2014 11:43:25 AM     (No. 9718995)

Not only is the goobermint jerking citizens around, now we have the legal system in cahoots with them.

Thank you David Souter!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/4/2014 11:56:17 AM     (No. 9719020)

Right you are, OP! The Kelo decision was one that lives in infamy. Heck, that property STILL hasn´t been developed.

And we have Justices Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg and Breyer to thank. /s off/

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Polecat49, 2/4/2014 11:59:48 AM     (No. 9719022)

What else would you expect from judges that received their degrees from Karl Marx schools of law? It does not matter what the name of the university was.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/4/2014 12:20:42 PM     (No. 9719050)

"Just compensation" is determined by the municipality, without any input, consultation, or consideration of the property owner. Of course, you can appeal to the municipal courts, who will rule in favor of the municipality.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/4/2014 12:25:47 PM     (No. 9719064)

Just goes to show the danger of appointing closet cases as Supreme Court justices (see also the national health insurance mandate). Dance, puppet.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/4/2014 12:53:56 PM     (No. 9719114)

Coming next, a taking of all private beachfront properties for high density housing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/4/2014 12:59:58 PM     (No. 9719123)

It´s one thing if a city or state needs the property for imporant infrastructure such as a bridge or other thoroughfare . But c´mon , we´re talking weenieball, here..

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 2/4/2014 1:11:45 PM     (No. 9719140)

Eminent Domain should be for VERY narrow reasons.

Freeway, dam, airport.

However, if you give people enough incentive financially to move, you won´t need to use eminent domain.

I don´t care about sports stadiums. Buy your own land and for the money these sports teams make, I don´t want to hear about the need for government seizures.

Imagine, forcing someone to give up private property so a bunch of millionaire sports players can run around what used to be your backyard. Or because your house needs a paint job, it´s considered blighted, can be taken away from you and replaced with expensive condos that you neither want nor can afford. Because someone else said so.

Insane. Donald Trump likes to do this sort of thing, which makes him neither a conservative nor someone that should ever get one bit of consideration for any public office.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 2/4/2014 4:03:03 PM     (No. 9719363)

And/or #9, taking the property within, say, forty feet of the shore to install public walking paths. Public use, public purpose in promoting health. Just watch. It will happen.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: gagolfer, 2/4/2014 4:51:22 PM     (No. 9719442)

Thank the FL courts for this. The article makes it clear that FL is pushing the Kelo decision way beyond where it was intended to go while other states are going the opposite way.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/4/2014 8:40:26 PM     (No. 9719697)

Not so fast. What the story doesn´t say is this is a black church that was offered a more than generous amount and they became greedy and demanded an unreasonable amount. Too unreasonable for taxpayers in that county.

Not a fan of eminent domain, but the article left out a lot.

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