Dead Men Bring No Claims: How Takings Claims Can Provide Redress for Real Property Owning Victims of Jim Crow Race Riots

36 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2016 Last revised: 12 Apr 2016

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Melissa Fussell

College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Students

Date Written: November 20, 2015

Abstract

Forthcoming in the William & Mary Law Review, this Note proposes a Takings Clause remedy for victims of real property theft during Jim Crow era race riots. The Note argues that real property claims can overcome many of the typical hurdles faced by reparations claimants, including lack of evidence, standing issues, and statutes of limitation.

Keywords: Reparations, Takings, Jim Crow, Race Riots, Equitable Estoppel, Ocoee Riot, Ocoee Massacre

Suggested Citation

Fussell, Melissa, Dead Men Bring No Claims: How Takings Claims Can Provide Redress for Real Property Owning Victims of Jim Crow Race Riots (November 20, 2015). William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 5, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2753882

Melissa Fussell (Contact Author)

College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Students ( email )

Williamsburg, VA
United States

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