|Justice Richard Palmer|
If he knew then what he knows now, he would have voted to uphold Kelo's petition against the City of New London. The 4:3 decision would have been 3:4 and the case would never have gone to the US Supreme Court. Seizure by "Eminent Domain" appeals to self-important officials.
Facing me, he said: "Had I known all of what you just told us, I would have voted differently." Then Justice Palmer turned to Susette, took her hand and offered a heartfelt apology. Tears trickled down her red cheeks. It was the first time in the 12-year saga that anyone had uttered the words "I'm sorry."I'm impressed with the Justice's integrity.
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|Susette Kelo in front of her lost home|