Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2010
Property Rights and Regulatory Takings

The 112th Congress should

  • enact legislation that specifies the constitutional rights of property owners under the Fifth Amendmentís Just Compensation Clause;
  • follow the traditional common law in defining "private property," "public use," and "just compensation";
  • treat property taken through regulation the same as property taken through physical seizure; and
  • provide a single forum in which property owners may seek injunctive relief and just compensation promptly.

see also Sprawl

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