Regulatory Takings as Involuntary Transfers of Real Property


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Which provision to the Constitution requires just compensation for the taking of private property for a public purpose?

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1. What power gives the government the right to impose regulations upon property?

2. A proceeding brought by a landowner to seek compensation for a government taking of land is called ____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your understanding of regulatory takings with this worksheet and interactive quiz. Practice questions will address legal rights and powers of both the government and landowners in involuntary property transfers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked about the proceeding topics:

  • Provisions to the Constitution
  • Right to impose regulations upon property
  • Proceedings brought by landowners
  • Penn Central Transportation Company vs. NYC
  • Land without viable economic use

Skills Practiced

This work will provide a chance to demonstrate these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Penn Central Transportation Company vs. New York City and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about land deemed not economically viable by government regulation in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about proceedings brought by landowners
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about regulatory takings from the related lesson

Additional Learning

For further information on this subject, be sure to review the complementary lesson named Regulatory Takings as Involuntary Transfers of Real Property. This lesson looks at various goals, such as:

  • Define regulatory taking and other relevant vocabulary from the lesson
  • Know how to identify whether a regulatory taking has occurred
  • Explain the powers and protection that landowners have when a regulatory taking occurs
  • Understand the details and implications of Supreme Court decisions on regulatory taking