It Keeps Getting Worse
On local radio my senior Senator, Bill Nelson
, reported on his chat with Alito.
Nelson is occasionally off-the-wall so it wasn't surprising he wanted to ask about Kelo versus New London
, the Supreme Court decision permitting the government to take private property through eminent domain and transfer it to another private person for development. The case was extremely unpopular in Florida and Nelson is running for re-election, so there was some method to this.
Guess what? According to Nelson, Alito doesn't believe in private property rights any more than he believes in privacy rights. So, it would be fair to say that Alito is really annoyed by the existence of the Fourth Amendment.
[Update: The Miami Herald
verifies Bill "Waffle Willie" Nelson covered eminent domain with Alito, but still can't decide what to do. If you flip a coin, Nelson would call "edge".]