28 Jun 2005 Ruling on Property Rights Could Create Housing Crisis, Project 21 Says
A conservative group is warning that the Supreme Court’s “abusive” ruling allowing government to seize private property for purposes of economic development could lead to an urban housing shortage for minorities, the poor and young families.The black leadership network Project 21 said it’s a rare day when the NAACP finds itself agreeing with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — but that’s what happened after last week’s ruling in Kelo v. City of New London.
“If even they (NAACP and Thomas) can agree on the importance of private property protections, it’s utterly astonishing to me that others can so blatantly put so many at risk to favor wealthy private interests,” said Project 21 member Mychal Massie.
Like many other property rights advocates, Project 21 noted…
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