This new Supreme Court ruling is troubling. Although the Democrats often accuse Republicans of favoring big business over individuals, it was the more "liberal" component of the Supreme court overall that voted to allow eminent domain seizures of private property for private commercial development rather than limit it to public needs such as schools and roads.
Institute for Justice Article
Washington Post Article
At least this isn't as bad as what's going on in Zimbabwe:
But that's not very comforting, is it?