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US v Causby
Updated: 2/22/2019
US v Causby
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  • My chickens are dying due to those darn airplanes.
  • I had to abandon my farm because my chickens kept dying, making it where I couldn't make any money.
  • Then I learned about an ancient doctrine that states I own the air above my property. So, I decided to sue that United States.
  • We are here today to decide whether or not the planes flying over Causby's farm violates the Taking Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
  • In a 5-2 decision, we decided that to an extent it does in fact violate the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
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