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Podcast: Property rights at the Supreme Court

March 16, 2017 by NCC Staff


The Dalles of the St. Croix River, Wisconsin-Minnesota

On March 20, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Murr v. Wisconsin, a case that engages the heart of the Takings Clause.

The clause, which concludes the Fifth Amendment, reads, "Nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

Joining We the People to discuss the best arguments in the Murr case, and the broader history and meaning of the Takings Clause, are two of America’s leading experts on takings and property rights.

John Echeverria is Professor of Law at Vermont Law School, where he teaches property, public law and a wide range of environmental and natural resource law courses.David Breemer is Senior Attorney in the Property Rights Practice Group at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where he is heavily involved in litigation in state and federal courts. That litigation includes the Murr case, in which the Pacific Legal Foundation is representing the Murr family.

Show Notes

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen. Special thanks to Tom Donnelly for hosting this week.

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