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Ry Cooder and Kelo v. New London

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On the heels of today's horrible decision in Kelo v. New London, check out this appreciation of Ry Cooder's recent album in the Christian Science Monitor.

Among other themes, Cooder's Chavez Ravine deals with the late '50s eminent domain rulings that cleared the way for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (ironically, a facility built mostly with private funds).

"Los Angeles is the home of eminent-domain abuse, and poor people are the ones who get moved around," opines Cooder. "If [the Supreme Court justices] come down in favor of the rights of citizens, it would be amazing."

He got that right. But what does he think of Castro's eminent domain policy?