Hat tip to Vox Day for spotting this item:
In a twist on this summer’s Supreme Court decision allowing a Connecticut city to seize private land and turn it over to developers, a New Jersey appeals panel has OK’d the taking of property from developers to assure the area remains as open space.
The decision by the three-judge state court, handed down Tuesday, allows the township of Mount Laurel, N.J., to take a 16-acre tract from developer Michael Procacci and his company, Mipro Homes, which planned to build 23 homes on the land.
This ruling puts the lie to the Supreme Court’s justification for the unconstitutional land grab it authorized last month. Governments can now take your land to generate more taxes or less taxes. In short, it’s another step in the judicial system’s quest to provide legal cover so the government can do whatever it wants to you.