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he indiscriminately cancelled a January 17 hearing to hear evidence why the city has no right to demolish homes under eminent domain laws. ... saying he was suspending the upcoming hearing on the eminent domain issue and ordering that the "demolition could continue as planned" as long as the city gave adequate notice to all residents. www.arcticbeacon.com..../18-Jan-2006a.html
"They are also planning a multi-billion dollar redevelopment plan to build expensive hotels, casinos and high rise housing and the bulldozers now being seen in the 9 th ward are the first step to achieving their rotten goals." www.arcticbeacon.com..../18-Jan-2006a.html
A New Orleans federal judge last Friday quashed all hopes for 9th Ward residents "to get their day in court," as he indiscriminately cancelled a January 17 hearing to hear evidence why the city has no right to demolish homes under eminent domain laws.
Two weeks ago activists and some local residents filed suit to stop what they say is the "needless bulldozing" of 44,000 homes in the 9 th Ward, getting a temporary restraining order until further evidence could be presented at this week's hearing. www.arcticbeacon.com..../18-Jan-2006a.html