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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 38. The Takings Clause

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43598


This chapter examines the takings clause of the 5th Amendment. It focuses on what the US Supreme Court considers to be a government taking, and how it defines public use. Through a brief analysis of leading cases, the reader sees how the Court has increased the cost of government taking of property.

Chapter Contributors

  • Robert Howard ( - robhoward) 'Georgia State University'