March 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture on whether a party can raise the Fifth Amendment takings clause as a defense when charged by the government to transfer funds, rather than raising the claim after already complying with the government's ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court released a unanimous opinion Tuesday in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States on the Federal government's immunity under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The decision held that the government does not receive automatic immunity under the Takings ...[read more]
November 21, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court granted two cases on Tuesday. In Horne v. Department of Agriculture the court will hear its second case of the term on the Fifth Amendment takings clause. The court will consider whether a party can raise the takings clause as a defense when charged by the government to ...[read more]
October 4, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in two cases. In Johnson v. Williams the court heard arguments on whether a state court can "adjudicate on the merits" a case when it has denied a habeas corpus claim but not expressly mentioned a federal law basis for doing so. In this case, ...[read more]
November 8, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Voters in nine US states approved ballot initiatives restricting the use of eminent domain in mid-term elections Tuesday, reacting strongly against the 2005 US Supreme Court Kelo v. New London decision, which held that private redevelopment conferring economic benefits on a community qualifies as ...[read more]
September 30, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The US House of Representatives passed a property rights bill Friday night that its proponents say will provide easier access to federal courts for landowners seeking to challenge governmental actions under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The Private Property Rights Implementation Act ...[read more]
September 27, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The US House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to pass the Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005, a bill that its supporters said would provide easier access to federal courts to landowners seeking to challenge governmental actions under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. ...[read more]

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