I just saw this on the FOX News Channel news scroll and laughed. Unfortunately, it sounds like the town got cold feet and watered down the original language.
NH Town Votes on Justice Souter’s House – Forbes.com
In a largely symbolic gesture, voters in Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s hometown weighed in Tuesday on a proposal to seize his 200-year-old farmhouse as payback for a ruling that expanded government’s authority to take property.
The vote was prompted by activists angered by the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last year in a property rights case from Connecticut. Souter sided with the majority in holding that governments can take property and turn it over to private developers.
Originally, the ballot measure called for the seizure of Souter’s home so that it could be turned into an inn called the Lost Liberty Hotel. But at a town meeting in February, residents of this town of 8,500 watered down the language.
The reworded measure asked the Board of Selectmen not to use their power of eminent domain to take the farmhouse. The measure also urged New Hampshire to adopt a law that forbids seizures of the sort sanctioned by the Supreme Court.
Too bad. I think it would have been great if the town had turned his place into an inn. Only question I have… where would his Mom live?