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Takings Clause

Jan 10, 2012

THE DARK SIDE: The Constitution is a lot like Dorian Gray

“The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde is not just one of the most extraordinary novels ever written, but an allegory of the history of the U.S. Constitution.

Dec 22, 2011

Constitutional Law — Takings Clause — environmental contamination

2009AP1557 260 North 12th Street, LLC, v. DOT

Jun 14, 2011

THE DARK SIDE: Reflections on the protests at the Capitol

The Takings Clause provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Apr 6, 2011

07-C-0303 Burton v. American Cyanamid Co.

Constitutional Law Due process; Takings Clause; retroactive liability The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s adoption of the risk contribution doctrine for lead paint manufacturers was not unconstitutional. “[E]ven assuming that the risk contribution doctrine imposed retroactive liability and that judicial decisions in the civil law area were subject to constitutional challenge on retroactivity grounds[...]


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