Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company v. Chicago

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Chicago Company v. Chicago  (1897) 
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co. v. City of Chicago, 166 U.S. 226 (1897), incorporated the takings clause of the 5th amendment into the due process clause of the 14th amendment by requiring states to provide just compensation for seizing private property. This was the first supreme court case that incorporated an amendment of the Bill of Rights. Prior to this case, the Bill of Rights was considered to only apply to the Federal government. — Excerpted from Chicago, B. & Q. R. Co. v. Chicago on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court
Dissenting Opinion

United States Supreme Court

166 U.S. 226


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John J. Herrick, for plaintiff in error.

John S. Miller, for defendant in error.

Mr. Justice HARLAN delivered the opinion of the court.


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