Jeremy's Weblog

I recently graduated from Harvard Law School. This is my weblog. It tries to be funny. E-mail me if you like it. For an index of what's lurking in the archives, sorted by category, click here.

Sunday, May 18, 2003

To the tune of Disney's "When You Wish Upon A Star," it's a song all about Regulatory Takings

When you're taking property, from a citizen like me
You must fairly compensate or else I'll sue

If the right you take is core, does not matter what it's for
That's per se, and courts today will punish you

Value's down, my expectations lost
The diminution of my land is crucial

Fairness is the guiding light, show the court that you are right
When the city takes your property, they'll pay