Chicago, B. and Q. R. Co. v. Chicago

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In Chicago, B. & Q. R. Co. v. Chicago, 166 U.S. 226 (1897), the U.S. Supreme Court first applied the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment against the States by virtue of the Fourteenth Amendment:[1]

"[N]or shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."


  1. U.S. Const., Amdt. 5.