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Justice Day O'Connor

'The specter of condemnation hangs over all property.  Nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory... Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random.  The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power...the government now has licence to transfer property from those with fewer resources to those with more'

— Barrister for Glengad Landowners Leo Mulrooney quoting US Supreme Court Justice O'Connor