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Irony in the name

Fox 19:

An 80-year-old woman has been ordered to move out of her Clifton house after a battle with the city of Cincinnati over eminent domain.

It’s for a Good Samaritan Hospital.

7 Responses to “Irony in the name”

  1. tgirsch Says:

    If a friggin’ hospital doesn’t count as “public use,” then what in the world would? It would be okay if they booted her for a park, but not for a hospital?

  2. SayUncle Says:

    Is it a privately held hospital? Then no.

  3. tgirsch Says:

    The Constitution doesn’t say “public ownership.” It says “public use.”

  4. SayUncle Says:

    So, a grocery store? It doesn’t say privately owned for pay services either. Gimme a break.

  5. Manish Says:

    To be clear, the article says:

    The city wants to use the land that her house sits on to relocate Dixmyth Avenue. Dimasi says it’s just a way to help Good Samaritan Hospital.

    The Hamilton County Magistrate found this street project promoted public safety.

    Knowing nothing else (and given that the article also says Ohio has a law prohibiting eminant domain to give to private entities), this may well be legit.

  6. SayUncle Says:

    Manish, could be. The way I read it was that the land was taken for the hospital.

  7. tgirsch Says:

    Just because you don’t like the way the amendment is worded doesn’t mean it isn’t worded that way. Most reasonable people would consider an open-to-the-public hospital, even a privately-operated one, to be legitimate “public use.” And if Manish is right, then there’s even less controversy.

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