This ruling makes me very nervous. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050623...PduCM0A;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl I must admit nothing but pure contempt for developers, mostly because of the power they already have in my neck of the woods. It is because of their ability to go basically unchecked and the greed of local cities for more tax revenues that urban sprawl is so horribly out of control. This ruling has made it even easier for them to plow over people's homes and put up another half filled strip mall or subdivision of identically ugly, overpriced McMansions. Just what we need. I was impressed by the opinions of Sandra Day O'Connor in this case. I think she's right on the mark. The other thing that is surprising in this ruling is what judges ruled against this: Thomas, Scalia, O'Connor and Rehnquist.