Property Rights

The Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution provide various protections for property rights. The Supreme Court has applied these protections to state governments through the Fourteenth Amendment.

Top Stories

Property Rights Become the Focus of Pipeline Lawsuit
Date: 02/20/15
Source: The News Virginian

Schwertner Files Eminent Domain Bill to Protect Private Property Rights
Date: 02/07/15

In Richmond, Battle Over Property Rights Could Decide Fate of Dominion’s Pipeline
Date: 02/04/15
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex

Victims of Stolen Property Need to Have Proof
Date: 01/27/15
Source: Redding Record Searchlight

Fracking Bans Could Affect Retirees Relying on Mineral Rights
Date: 01/24/15
Source: CBS Denver

Court Sides with Canoeists in Adirondack Property Dispute
Date: 01/16/15

Property Rights Emerge as Powerful Issue in Pipeline’s Path
Date: 01/03/15
Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

A.C. Homeowner Fighting Eminent Domain Delivers Petition
Date: 12/19/14
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Property Rights vs. Neighbors’ Rights
Date: 12/17/14
Source: The Cherokee Ledger-News

West Philly Artist Won’t Lose Studio as City Drops Eminent Domain Proposal For Supermarket
Date: 12/12/14
Source: NBC 10 Philadelphia

Critics Say New Railroad Commission Rules on Common-Carrier Pipelines Don’t Adequately Protect Landowners
Date: 12/05/14
Source: The Dallas Morning News

Smith Mountain Lake Residents, Appalachian Power Battle Over Property Rights
Date: 12/04/14
Source: ABC 13 Lynchburg-Danville-Roanoke

Former Park County Legislator’s Appeal in Property Rights Case Struck Down
Date: 12/01/14
Source: KBZK 7 Bozeman

D.C. Council to Act on Legislation to Build a Soccer Stadium for D.C. United
Date: 11/24/14
Source: The Washington Post

Appeal Court Revives $92M Collier Property Rights Claim
Date: 11/14/14
Source: Naples Daily News

Drought: Valuable 100 Year Old Water Rights Could Make Some East Bay Cities Rich
Date: 11/14/14
Source: CBS San Francisco

Winona Rental Property Law in State Supreme Court
Date: 11/07/14
Source: WKBT La Crosse

State Agency Hears Dispute Between Farmer, Conservation Group
Date: 11/06/14
Source: The Richmond Times Dispatch

US Judge Weights Whether NC or Alcoa Owns Riverbed Property Rights Under Yadkin River Dams
Date: 10/29/14
Source: The Daily Journal

DNR Chief Wants Property Rights Protected in Alaska Park
Date: 10/29/14

My House is Not For Sale’: Indiana Residents Fight City’s Home-Seizure Plan
Date: 10/24/14

Eminent Domain Off the Table for Urban Renewal in Littleton
Date: 10/09/14
Source: The Denver Post

Randle Rancher Fighting Transportation Department
Date: 10/10/14

Appel: No Eminent Domain for Pipeline
Date: 10/8/14
Source: The Des Moines Register

Oil Companies Say They Hope to Avoid Using Eminent Domain on Nikiski Land
Date: 10/4/14
Source: Alaska Dispatch News

Tri-City Takes Office Building Through Eminent Domain
Date: 9/24/14
Source: U-T San Diego

Court Sides with City on Tree House
Date: 9/23/14
Source: The Islander

Eminent Domain Fight for Riverfront Common
Date: 9/22/14
Source WKRC 12 Cincinnati

Dedeaux Road Motorists Deal with a Few Bumps in the Road
Date: 9/22/14
Source: WLOX 13 Biloxi

Court Sides with State Commission on Sewall Case
Date: 9/11/14
Source: U-T San Diego

SC Couple to Lose House Through Eminent Domain
Date: 9/15/14
Source: Rock Hill Herald

Boulder City Bypass Eminent Domain Case Settled
Date: 9/9/14
Source: Law Vegas Review-Journal

Road Projects Could Put Eminent Domain Law to Test
Date: 9/6/14
Source: The Daily Progress

Residents: Enbridge hasn’t lived up to property promises
Date: 9/8/14
Source: Livingston Daily

Road projects could put eminent domain law to test
Date: 9/6/14
Source: The Daily Progress

Judge rules in favor of landowners; public has no right to roam stretch of Misquamicut shore
Date: 9/5/14
Source: Providence Journal

Vermont Gas Invokes Eminent Domain in Pipeline Expansion
Date: 9/5/14

West Philadelphia artist fights city for his studio
Date: 9/3/14
Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian

Lebanon Utilities files eminent domain for new project
Date: 9/2/14
Source: The Lebanon Reporter

Second South Nyack Home Saved from Eminent Domain, Purchased by TZC
Date: 9/4/14
Source: Rockland County Times

Two legislators oppose eminent domain for pipeline
Date: 8/30/14
Source: The Des Moines Register

Sandy-Hit Towns Wrestle with Eminent-Domain Choice
Date: 8/26/14
Source: MSN news