Saturday, February 2, 2008

Interesting Tidbit about the Decision:

From Atlantic Yards Report:
Judicial deference to elected officials

The court concluded the 24-page opinion: This case has been very well litigated on both sides. At the end of the day, we are left with the distinct impression that the lawsuit is animated by concerns about the wisdom of the Atlantic Yards Project and its effect on the community. While we can well understand why the affected property owners would take this opportunity to air their complaints, such matters of policy are the province of the elected branches, not this Court.

Wow, since when did judges, which ordered busing, raising taxes, race quotas, told the Massachusetts legislature it had to institute gay marriage, and constantly nullifies local edicts that crack down on illegal immigration, and in fact expanded politician's 'right' to steal private property from citizens -thus further curtailing citizen's property rights - which led to this mess in the first place.....all the sudden respect the line between the judicial and legislative branches? Oh, when it involves corrupt politicians, back room deals and turning over private property from middle class homeowners to a greedy billionaire developer. Yeah, God forbid they might want to send a message to politicians that they could not get away with shady back room deals and abusing public trust.

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