Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Law - 376 pages
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If legal scholar Richard Epstein is right, then the New Deal is wrong, if not unconstitutional. Epstein develops a coherent normative theory that permits us to distinguish between permissible takings for public use and impermissible ones. He then examines a wide range of government regulations and taxes under a single comprehensive theory.

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PART II Takings Prima Facie
PART III Justifications for Takings
PART IV Public Use and Just Compensation
CONCLUSION Philosophical Implications

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Richard A. Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago and an Adjunct Scholar of the Cato Institute.

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