Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (1992)
Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council. Dealing with the “regulatory taking” of property, this lesson asks students how much they think the government should be able to regulate property before it becomes a “taking” requiring just compensation.
Inalienable / Natural Rights
Freedoms which belong to us by nature and can only be justly taken away through due process.
Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.
The natural right of all individuals to create, obtain, and control their possessions, beliefs, faculties, and opinions, as well as the fruits of their labor.