taking without compensation

See: disseisin
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Strangely, this legislation benefits no one and, in fact, will harm the residents of New York while raising profound issues regarding the legality of the legislation, including the ability of the City Council to take such an action without enabling legislation from New York State, and whether this would be considered a taking without compensation in contradiction of the Fifth Amendment.
Without an identifiable, compensable loss, the court finds there has been no taking without compensation in violation of the Fifth Amendment," Judge Nowlin wrote in his 40-page opinion.
The court said because the plaintiffs failed to present any evidence of a loss, "there has been no taking without compensation in violation of the Fifth Amendment.