Tomorrow’s guest on my radio show, “High Noon,” will be Bart Didden, the Port Chester resident who has been fighting a developer’s seizure of his property through eminent domain.
Didden says the action by the village of Port Chester and the developer, G&S of Old Bethpage L.I. violated his constitutional rights when they took his land in the village’s urban renewal zone. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court turned down without comment his application to review his case.
Didden, with the pro bono help of the Institute for Justice, a Washington, D.C. based legal organization, wanted the court to clarify its controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo v. New London which upheld the governmental right to transfer private property to private interests.
Didden will talk about his ordeal on my show which airs at 12 noon, tomorrow on WVOX, 1460 AM. Listeners outside the frequency can log on to www.wvox.com.