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Thread: Scotus affirms 5th Amendment rights - Takings Clause

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    Scotus affirms 5th Amendment rights - Takings Clause

    This was a refreshing article regarding the Rails to Trails attempt of the Federal Govt to repurpose land contrary to previous court rulings.
    Ruled in favor of landowners - since 1875 all RRs got were easements, and not ownership of the land. Issue was would land go to adjacent landowners or the Federal Government.

    Had to go to the SCOTUS ruling to see that Sotomayor was the only dissenter.
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    I wonder if the American Spectator remembers Kelo.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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