“My name is Susette Kelo, and the government stole my home.”
That was how former New London, Connecticut resident Susette Kelo, who lost her home in one of the most troubling legal battles against eminent domain abuse, began her talk at the Cato Institute in January.
The court ruled that Susette Kelo’s little pink house in New London, and the homes of her neighbors could be taken by the government and given over to a private developer based on the mere prospect that the new use for her property could generate more taxes or jobs.
At this time, the property is still empty.
In this new mini‐documentary produced by Austin Bragg and Caleb Brown, those who fought on Kelo’s behalf tell her story.
For an in depth look at Kelo’s case, read Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage by Jeff Benedict.
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