Howard Dean’s Right Turn

From lawblogger Patterico comes this gem:

“The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is ‘okay’ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is,” Dean said, not mentioning that until he nominated John Roberts to the Supreme Court this week, Bush had not appointed anyone to the high court.

Dean’s reference to the “right-wing” court was also erroneous. The four justices who dissented in the Kelo vs. New London case included the three most conservative members of the court – Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the fourth dissenter.

The court’s liberal coalition of Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer combined with Justice Anthony Kennedy to form the majority opinion, allowing the city of New London, Conn., to use eminent domain to seize private properties for commercial development.

The full story can be found here.

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“Dr. Leopold Stotch” was the pseudonym of political science professor then at a major research university inside the beltway. He has a PhD in International Relations. He contributed 165 pieces to OTB between November 2004 and February 2006.


  1. Herb says:

    Howard Dean has told so many outright lies and spread his anti-American hate so much, that I doubt if he knows his right from his left anymore. Dean is the perfect example of how parents DON’T want their children to grow up as.

    I will however hand it to Howard, he has probably made a fortune as a hate monger.

    Dean though, is not alone, there is Kennedy, Kerry, Durbin, Palosi,and on and on and on and on.