Private Property

Nollan v. California Coastal Commission (1987)

Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Nollan v. California Costal Commission. Dealing with whether or not regulations restricting property owners actions on their own property are protected by the Fifth Amendment, this lesson asks students why property rights are sometimes referred to as a “bundle of sticks”.

Founding Principles

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Inalienable / Natural Rights

Freedoms which belong to us by nature and can only be justly taken away through due process.

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Limited Government

Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.

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Property Rights

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.

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