Text-Mess: There is No Textual Basis for Application of the Takings Clause to the States
14 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2010
Date Written: June 1, 2006
There can be no denying that the entire country has witnessed loud, frequent, and riveting fireworks following the United States Supreme Court's decision in the Kelo v. City of New London. 1 Much of the reaction may have been orchestrated by well-organized critics of the decision, but the stark and vehement differences among the Justices surely helped to trigger a striking reaction full of public outcry, many legislative responses, substantial commentary, and an unusual number of learned symposia -- such as this one.
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