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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 9 of the 2008 third edition of James W. Ely’s important book The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights:

[G]iven the framers’ concern with protecting property as well as the nearly 150 years of Supreme Court activity in this field, the relegation of property rights to a lesser constitutional status is not historically warranted. The framers did not separate property and personal rights. Significantly, the language of the Fifth Amendment unites safeguards for both liberty and property.