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
Date Written: November 20, 2015
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
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