Antonin Scalia

Damon Root on Justice Scalia and Property Rights


The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in a major case pitting property rights advocates against government regulators in a battle over the proper scope of the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment, which requires the government to pay just compensation when it takes private property for a public use. After attending the arguments, Reason's Damon Root reports that conservative Justice Antonin Scalia emerged as a surprising opponent of the property rights side.