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"Life is a series of sudden disappearances, leave-takings without the proper goodbyes." - Kelly Link

"The "takings" clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals." - Michael Kinsley

"The takings clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals." - Michael Kinsley

"Sign of old age: distress at all leave-takings, all separations. And the sadness of memories, because I'm aware they're condemned to death." - Simone De Beauvoir

"The 'takings' clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals." - Michael Kinsley

"The case decided on Thursday, though, seemed promising to takings fans because it wasn't about compensation. It was about the requirement that any government taking must have a "public purpose." - Michael Kinsley

"Then I became an altar boy because of the solemn face, but I got thrown out at fourteen for laughing, because the priest used to mumble everything except the church plate takings." - Elvis Costello

"The Democratic Party might be called the Takings Coalition, made up of groups that want the government to take from American citizens - usually cash - and keep it for itself." - Grover Norquist

"The case decided on Thursday, though, seemed promising to takings fans because it wasn't about compensation. It was about the requirement that any government taking must have a 'public purpose.'" - Michael Kinsley

"It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause." - Michael Kinsley

"It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause." - Michael Kinsley

"One of the most extraordinary examples in recent decades [of unitary visions of constitutional enterprise] is found in a book called "Takings"... Epstein makes an extremely clever but stunningly reductionist argument that the whole Constitution is really designed to protect private property... Can a constitution reflecting as diverse an array of visions and aspirations as ours really be reducible to such as sadly single-minded vision as that?" - Laurence Tribe



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