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Georgetown University Law Center

2002

Property Law and Real Estate

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Judicial Activism In The Regulatory Takings Opinions Of Justice Scalia, J. Peter Byrne Jan 2002

Judicial Activism In The Regulatory Takings Opinions Of Justice Scalia, J. Peter Byrne

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If the question is whether the Court's recent property rights decisions represent unwarranted judicial activism, my answer is an unequivocal "Yes!" Explaining why requires some care. After all the jurisprudential battles of the recent past, it is hard to state what makes a decision "activist," let alone unwarrantedly so.