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Running head: Week 2 Discussion 1 Week 2 Discussion Nicholas Diomede Wilmington University
2 Week 2 Discussion The Fifth Amendment in the United States Constitution introduced a piece referred to as “taking clause”. This segment prohibits the government from taking one's personal property without any compensation. This amendment clause reaches to both local and the government of the United States in order to control guidelines when acquiring private property for the purpose of public use. For example, if the government tried to acquire someone's property, the government should try to purchase the land in an open market. The government uses this clause in obtaining private properties that are supposed to serve the public or for building facilities for the public such as roads. However, in cases when the owner of the property denies the offer, the amendment bill requires the government to go to the court where the court is expected to rule the case in the favor of the requirements of the government and especially if the property is required for use by the public. Under the taking

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