Supreme Court dishes property owners a Fifth Amendment victory

By – Re-Blogged From CFact

In a decision that sent chills down the spines of environmental groups and raised the spirits of property rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court June 21 removed a significant legal barrier that, for decades, had effectively barred aggrieved landowners from challenging local ordinances in federal court.

The court’s 5-4 ruling restores property rights to the full constitutional status the Framers envisioned when they included the Fifth Amendment’s Taking Clause in the Bill of Rights, opening federal courts to property owners seeking “just compensation” for the taking of their property by government.

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Stop Asset Seizures

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

The 4th Amendment to the US Constitution (part of the Bill of Rights) says in part, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated….

And, the 5th Amendment says in part, “No person shall… be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

However! Every day, federal, state, and local governments violate these Constitutional Rights. IRS agents routinely seize bank accounts

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