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Monday, February 04, 2013

Proposal to evict Justice Souter in retaliation for eminent domain ruling was rejected
Sarah Steers at 12:00 AM ET

On February 4, 2006, residents of Weare, New Hampshire, voted down a proposal to evict US Supreme Court Justice David Souter from his farmhouse in that town, and instead called for the state legislature to strengthen laws regarding eminent domain. The vote was 94-59 against eviction. California resident Logan Darrow Clements initiated the eviction campaign in response to the Supreme Court's June 2005 decision in Kelo v. City of New London, which permitted a local government to take property privately owned by one party and transfer it to another in furtherance of economic development.

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