Your basic facts:
Susette Kelo and several other homeowners in a working-class neighborhood in New London, Connecticut, filed suit after city officials announced plans to raze their homes for a riverfront hotel, health club and offices.
New London officials countered that the private development plans served a public purpose of boosting economic growth that outweighed the homeowners' property rights, even if the area wasn't blighted.
Can you believe this? There is no blight, no nuisance, nothing wrong with the property at all. Your local government can now take your property because some developer comes along and proposes a plan that will "boost economic growth," and that consideration alone outweighs your interest in maintaining your property. Remember, a hotel, health club, and offices are worth a lot more than your house ever will be. You now own property subject to your local government's notion of a boost to economic growth. There's a name for this, and we thought we defeated it in World War II.