The Inevitable Failure of Nuisance-based Theories of the Takings Clause: A Reply to Professor Claeys
Stewart E. Sterk
Yeshiva University - Cardozo Law School
Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 122
Rejecting the proposition (advanced by Professor Eric Claeys) that the Rehnquist Court's conservatives have missed an opportunity to transform takings law, this commentary demonstrates that a nuisance-based theory cannot provide a comprehensive basis for takings clause jurisprudence. The commentary further establishes that no plausible vision of originalism supports a nuisance based theory, and concludes by arguing that judicial scrutiny of state and local land use practices is less deferential than it was at the inception of the Rehnquist Court.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: land use planning, nuisance, takings clause
Date posted: June 8, 2005