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Just And Unjust Compensation: The Future Of The Navigational Servitude In Condemnation Cases, Alan T. Ackerman, Noah Eliezer Yanich Jun 2001

Just And Unjust Compensation: The Future Of The Navigational Servitude In Condemnation Cases, Alan T. Ackerman, Noah Eliezer Yanich

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Rands, expanded the navigational servitude doctrine governing the federal government's power over land adjoining a navigable waterway by severely qualifying the government's Fifth Amendment obligation to compensate the landowner. This Article addresses the issue in the following ways: Part I surveys Congress' power to regulate navigable waters under the Commerce Clause. Part II summarizes the development of the navigational servitude doctrine and some of its inhibitory effects on waterfront development, especially under Rands. It explains the fundamental unfairness of the Rands principle and demonstrates why this constitutional ...


Condemnation Blight And The Abutting Landowner, Michigan Law Review Jan 1975

Condemnation Blight And The Abutting Landowner, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

This note will discuss the plight of abutting landowners, and explore various legal theories that may provide them with some recovery against the government units involved. Because most of the theories offer only limited possibilities of recovery, the final section of the note will argue for the creation of a more appropriate remedy.


Taxation - Federal Income Tax - Involuntary Conversion Treatment Afforded Sale Of Remaining Property After Partial Condemnation, Stevan Uzelac Feb 1959

Taxation - Federal Income Tax - Involuntary Conversion Treatment Afforded Sale Of Remaining Property After Partial Condemnation, Stevan Uzelac

Michigan Law Review

Petitioner owned two parcels of real estate across the street from each other which were used as one "economic unit" for purposes of a trucking terminal. One parcel was improved with a terminal building from which trucks would pick up and deliver their shipments, while the other was used as a parking lot for trucks not in use. Petitioner was forced to sell the parking lot under threat of condemnation. Since it was economically unfeasible to operate his business without a nearby parking lot, petitioner subsequently sold the terminal facilities and reinvested the proceeds from the sales of both properties ...


Acquisition And Protection Of Water Supplies By Municipalities, Wilbert L. Ziegler Jan 1959

Acquisition And Protection Of Water Supplies By Municipalities, Wilbert L. Ziegler

Michigan Law Review

Among the prime functions of a municipal government is the furnishing of a potable supply of water for its inhabitants. In view of the increasing demand for water and the shortage of available supply, a number of problems have been or will be encountered by municipalities in fulfilling that function, apart from the problem of financing.