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Columnist George Will Tackles The Motel Caswell Saga

Battle between Tewksbury motel and the Department of Justice is grabbing national attention.

The ongoing battle between the U.S. Department of Justice and the owners of the has now grabbed national attention.

No less than Pulitzer Prize winning syndicated columnist George Will has tackled the debate in his latest column for the Washington Post, describing the situation faced by Russ and Pat Caswell as a " a Kafkaesque nightmare unfolding in Orwellian language."

The conservative Will blasts the Department of Justice for attempting to seize the Caswells' property for the misdeed of motel guests, when the Caswells themselves have not been accused of any crimes.

Click here for Will's complete column on the Motel Caswell.

Sue June 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM
I unfortunately had the pleasure of visiting one of these rooms at the caswell for state business and this place should be condemned. It was the most disgusting pit, cockroaches should not be allowed to live there. Clearly these people do not care about their property, their neighbors or the town. Why not seize their property and teach them a lesson. Really these fine upstanding owners who rent a room by the hour deserve what they get. They are simply slum lords.
Steve Magplate June 25, 2012 at 07:19 PM
"Why not seize their property and teach them a lesson." The British in 1776 and Hitler in the 1930's couldn't agree more with this statement!
Melissa Gleaton June 25, 2012 at 08:05 PM
But Steve, it's for the children!
Steve Crane June 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM
I don't think the government should get involved unless Motel Caswell is doing something to threaten public safety.
Sue August 07, 2012 at 10:10 AM
Oh look its that respectable establishment which I use lightly and sarcastically, in the news again. Saturday, August 4 12:09 a.m.: A 911 caller from the office at Caswell Motel stated there was a male beating up a female outside one of the rooms on the property. All cars were sent and one was transported to Saints with an officer on board.

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