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Motorhome Diaries: John Sophocleus Fights AL DOT’s Use of Eminent Domain

John Sophocleus was the 2002 Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of Alabama. I worked on his campaign.


The description of the video at Motorhome Diaries:

When visiting the good folks at the the http://motorhomehomediaries crew were told about John Sophocleus, a professor who’s property the Alabama Department of Transportation was attempting to seize. In this video John details the experience, including his picking up his rifle as a earth moving machine approached his house and his subsequent courtroom battles, which made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  1. Chuck Moulton Chuck Moulton August 26, 2009

    I talked to John at length about this when I lived in Auburn. It’s an amazing 3rd Amendment case! Having a 3rd Amendment case is extraordinarily unusual.

  2. paulie paulie August 26, 2009

    John told me it was the first 3rd amendment case in the federal courts (or maybe just SCOTUS) in about 80 years.

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