Samuel Alito on Welfare & Poverty
Supreme Court Justice (nominated by Pres. George W. Bush 2005)
ALITO: I have an appreciation of peopleís concerns?certainly with respect to Kelo, which involves the power to take property for public use through eminent domain. What occurred in that case was the taking of the homes of people of modest means for the purpose of building a large commercial facility that was thought by the city to be beneficial to the economic welfare of the city, that this is an enormous blow to the people whose homes are being taken. People live in homes and they have a sentimental attachment to them. They have memories that are attached to the homes. The neighborhood means something to them. And taking their home away and giving them money in return, even if they get fair market value for the home, is still an enormous loss for people.
SESSIONS: Thatís an overreach, in my opinion.
|Other Justices on Welfare & Poverty:||Samuel Alito on other issues:|
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sandra Day O'Connor
John Paul Stevens