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Little Pink House, a new feature film written and directed by Courtney Balaker, looks at eminent domain abuse by recounting the true story behind of an epic 2005 Supreme Court case. Though President Trump is no longer directly managing his real estate business, the story depicted in the film is more relevant than ever given his authoritarian tendencies.

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Donald Trump boasted of his love for eminent domain during the 2016 presidential campaign, calling it an "absolute necessity." And the billionaire real estate developer has a long record of pushing government redevelopment agencies to seize private property to make way for his projects.

Little Pink House, a new feature film written and directed by Courtney Balaker, looks at eminent domain abuse by recounting the true story behind of an epic 2005 Supreme Court case. Though Trump is no longer directly managing his real estate business, given his authoritarian tendencies, the story depicted in the film is more relevant than ever. (Little Pink House, which stars Academy Award nominated actress Catherine Keener, was produced by Balaker's husband and creative partner, Ted, who is also a former Reason TV producer.)

Eminent domain is when the government forces the sale of private property to make way for a so-called public use. That could mean a highway, a school—or in the case of Kelo v. the City of New London, a pharmaceutical plant

In 2000, Susette Kelo was a registered nurse who had just moved into a small, pink house in a middle-class area of New London, Connecticut. Seven months later, the city announced plans to turn her Fort Trumbull neighborhood into new research facilities for the Pfizer corporation. She was told she'd need to find a new place to live.

City officials and a nonprofit economic development group claimed the new facility would bring business and jobs to the area. Kelo didn't want to sell, so the city moved to take her house by force. She joined with six other residents and sued the city on the grounds that New London's use of eminent domain was unconstitutional. The case made it to all the way to the Supreme Court. Though the city prevailed, the decision led to a public backlash, causing many states to pass new laws limiting the use of eminent domain.

When working on the script for Little Pink House, Balaker says she was inspired by Kelo's courage and humility—which Catherine Keener perfectly captured in the film. "What resonated with [Keener] was this concept of your spot," says Balaker. "When you find your place and you can really root yourself into that place and how disruptive that is to somebody to uproot you against your will."
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Little Pink House, a new feature film written and directed by Courtney Balaker, looks at eminent domain abuse by recounting the true story behind of an epic 2005 Supreme Court case. Though President Trump is no longer directly managing his real estate business, the story depicted in the film is more relevant than ever given his authoritarian tendencies.

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Donald Trump boasted of his love for eminent domain during the 2016 presidential campaign, calling it an "absolute necessity." And the billionaire real estate developer has a long record of pushing government redevelopment agencies to seize private property to make way for his projects.

Little Pink House, a new feature film written and directed by Courtney Balaker, looks at eminent domain abuse by recounting the true story behind of an epic 2005 Supreme Court case. Though Trump is no longer directly managing his real estate business, given his authoritarian tendencies, the story depicted in the film is more relevant than ever. (Little Pink House, which stars Academy Award nominated actress Catherine Keener, was produced by Balaker's husband and creative partner, Ted, who is also a former Reason TV producer.)

Eminent domain is when the government forces the sale of private property to make way for a so-called public use. That could mean a highway, a school—or in the case of Kelo v. the City of New London, a pharmaceutical plant

In 2000, Susette Kelo was a registered nurse who had just moved into a small, pink house in a middle-class area of New London, Connecticut. Seven months later, the city announced plans to turn her Fort Trumbull neighborhood into new research facilities for the Pfizer corporation. She was told she'd need to find a new place to live.

City officials and a nonprofit economic development group claimed the new facility would bring business and jobs to the area. Kelo didn't want to sell, so the city moved to take her house by force. She joined with six other residents and sued the city on the grounds that New London's use of eminent domain was unconstitutional. The case made it to all the way to the Supreme Court. Though the city prevailed, the decision led to a public backlash, causing many states to pass new laws limiting the use of eminent domain.

When working on the script for Little Pink House, Balaker says she was inspired by Kelo's courage and humility—which Catherine Keener perfectly captured in the film. "What resonated with [Keener] was this concept of your spot," says Balaker. "When you find your place and you can really root yourself into that place and how disruptive that is to somebody to uproot you against your will."
That was then, this is now. As President what "property" has he seized?

As President how much land and property did Obama set aside for government use?

Having said that,,,;

I don't agree with the concept that developers can encourage Governments to seize property for "the good of the community." But it is common practice and the horror stories, the sad stories, exist more frequently than Susan Kelo's little pink house. And oddly enough it is most often in cities where democrats hold the high office.

And back then, I believe Mr. Trump,,,; Citizen Trump, aligned his politics with the democrats.

I cite the famous case in New London CT where 6 families were removed from Historic homes their families had occupied for generations. Having won the condemnations and bull dozed the structures, the developer left never building the Pharmaceutical factory that was supposed to benefit the Town.
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In addition, the Tocks Island project...

https://www.nps.gov/dewa/learn/histo...ries-tocks.htm

Also prior to the "Seizing Property in the Trump Era".

Let's revisit this subject if and when it actually because 'truth' rather than 'fantasy'.....
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Dragging what happened years ago into "the Trump Era" is a false narrative. It's just more of the same Never Trumper's BS because they cannot get over failing in their attempt to create a socialist utopia with the Obama/Ms Clinton tag team.
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So the defense appears to be that we should assume PRESIDENT Trump will have a different position than he did before he became president...
Which seems only fair because that's exactly how right-wingers handled Obama and the gun control scare. After all, we couldn't use Obama's quotes about what he would do in the Oval Office as evidence because of stuff that happened before that...
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So the defense appears to be that we should assume PRESIDENT Trump will have a different position than he did before he became president...
Which seems only fair because that's exactly how right-wingers handled Obama and the gun control scare. After all, we couldn't use Obama's quotes about what he would do in the Oval Office as evidence because of stuff that happened before that...
No moron, the defense is this is just more fake news because Trump has not seized any land using eminent domain as President. Damn, how you try to spin.
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No moron, the defense is this is just more fake news because Trump has not seized any land using eminent domain as President. Damn, how you try to spin.
How is it "fake news"?
What did they actually say that was inaccurate?
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Though President Trump is no longer directly managing his real estate business....
Trump SAYS that he no longer controls his business empire but there is no way to verify this. Trump has refused to create a true blind trust which would preclude and prevent presidential/business conflicts of interest. Trumps oldest sons - Eric and Donald Jr. - supposedly now run Trumps business empire. Under a true blind trust, Trump would never ever have any contact with the trust manager. Trump and his sons converse almost every day so Trump knows exactly what is happening with his business empire and nothing at all prevents him from instructing his sons to commence certain business deals or real estate transactions. With such liberty, Trump can easily influence his business profit margins due to his presidential/insider government status.
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