Tuesday, February 28, 2006

A Few Stories For You To Check Out

Eminent Domain by the Back Door

State after state is rushing to bar government from “taking” private property for transfer to another private entity. It’s part of a populist firestorm triggered by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a New London, Conn., case in which homeowners were ordered out of their houses in order to make way for a city-ordered redevelopment scheme.


Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat


Who said Supreme Court justices don't have any fun? Surely the somber old judges are in for a thrill when Anna Nicole Smith shows up in their hallowed courtroom today.


Venezuela's Chavez May Cut Oil to U.S.


Prosecutors call it a corruption case with no parallel in the long history of the U.S. Congress. And it keeps getting worse. Convicted Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham actually priced the illegal services he provided.

Prices came in the form of a "bribe menu" that detailed how much it would cost contractors to essentially order multimillion-dollar government contracts, according to documents submitted by federal prosecutors for Cunningham's sentencing hearing this Friday.

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