The Kelo v. New London eminent domain case started five years ago when New London condemned a number of buildings, including the lifelong home of one 87 year old resident. The residents took the case to court and, of course, lost. Now get this. The city is claiming that since the original seizure was legal the residents have been living on city property for five years and thus owe back rent.
Namesake Susette Kelo, who owns a single-family house with her husband,
learned she would owe in the ballpark of 57 grand. "I’d leave here
broke," says Kelo. "I wouldn’t have a home or any money to get one. I
could probably get a large-size refrigerator box and live under the
Thanks to David Theroux for the pointer.