A 90-acre piece of land in Connecticut remains vacant nine years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London could use eminent domain laws to seize the property.

Michael Cristofaro, whose home was seized in the Kelo vs. New London ruling, said the property was seized for economic development. “It’s a dustbowl, it’s a bird sanctuary,” he said of the property, which has not yet been developed.

The eminent domain proceeding affected Cristofaro’s family’s health and stress levels, he said.

“It was just outrageous what our government has put families through just for economic development,” he told “Fox and Friends.”

The Constitution says “…nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

“There’s nothing about just compensation when they’re taking your livelihood away from you, your home … what you’ve known all your life,” Cristofaro said.

Watch his full interview above.


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