From Pine View Farm

Curing an Edifice Complex 0

After 15 years, an end to a land grab (much more at the link).

In a stunning loss for Old Dominion University, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority did not have the right to condemn a nearby apartment building for ODU’s expansion.

Note that the Housing Authority was just the hit man. The University was Mr. Big issuing the hits, wrapped in the certainty that it was right because, after all, it’s an Educational Institution with a Rising Football Team. (What could possibly be more of a sign of virtue than a Rising Football Team?)

And, no, it won’t be an object lesson for anyone.

The next time a Mr. Big wants to take stuff from the little guys, he’ll go ahead and give it a shot.

It’s just what our Mr. Bigs do.


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