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Quimbee Pennsylvania Coal v Mahon

Livin' on a coal mine, the value went down down (Pennsylvania Coal Co. v. Mahon)

March 02, 2018

The Fifth Amendment Takings Clause forbids the government from taking private property for public use without just compensation. For example, the government might exercise its eminent-domain authority to take a private landowner’s property for the purpose of building a public road. In that situation, the Fifth Amendment obligates the government to pay a fair price to the landowner.