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Worse Than Kelo.

Friday, March 17, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

This proposed condemnation pits the City of Long Beach against the Filipino Baptist Fellowship Church. One quick summary:

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BP)–City leaders in Long Beach, Calif., have classified the Filipino Baptist Fellowship’s building as a blighted area and are forcing the congregation out in order to make way for condominiums.

The path for the case was laid when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last summer in Kelo v. New London, Connecticut that a city’s use of eminent domain to transfer property from one private party to another may qualify as a ‘public use’protected by the Constitution.

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