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Elena Kagan U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / NLJ

Ruling in an important takings case, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned a long-standing precedent and said plaintiffs can go directly to federal court to vindicate their Fifth Amendment right to “just compensation” when the government takes their property.

Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at tmauro@alm.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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