Supreme Court Rules 'Home Equity Theft' Is Theft Even When Your County Government Does It – RedState
Nine justices agreeing that something is obviously wrong is pretty amazing.
She appealed to the Eighth Circuit, which gave the case a bum’s rush.The Court reverses the Eighth Circuit’s dismissal of Ger-aldine Tyler’s suit and holds that she has plausibly alleged a violation of the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause.Given its Takings Clause holding, the Court understandably declines to pass on the question whether the Eighth Circuit committed a further error when it dismissed Ms.But even a cursory review of the District Court’s excessive-fines analysis—which the Eighth Circuit adopted as “well-reasoned,” 26 F.
By 2015, she owed $2,300 in back taxes, onto which the county had slapped interest and penalties, bringing the total to $15,000.The county applied $15,000 of the proceeds to Tyler’s debt and kept the rest.
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