Justice Souter's Home May be Confiscated
“Lost Liberty Hotel” will replace Souter’s farmhouse!
Justice Souter’s farmhouse in Weare, NH may soon be replaced with a hotel. The hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to the New England community.
Logan Darrow Clements of California wrote a letter faxed to town officials in Weare on Tuesday.
Souter, a longtime Weare resident, joined in the 5-4 court decision allowing governments to seize private property from one owner and turn it over to another if doing so would benefit a community.
The letter dubbing the project the “Lost Liberty Hotel” was posted on conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh’s Web site. Clements said it would include a dining room called the “Just Desserts Cafe” an a museum focused on the “loss of freedom in America.”
In his majority opinion, Justice John Paul Stevens said New London could pursue private development under the Fifth Amendment, which allows governments to take private property if the land is for public use. He said the project the city has in mind promises to bring more jobs and revenue.