Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City, 473 U.S. 172 (1985), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States limited access to federal court for plaintiffs alleging uncompensated takings of private property under the Fifth Amendment.
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“What do you do for your living?
Are you forgiving, giving shelter?
Follow your heart; love will find you;
truth will unbind you;
Sing out a song of the soul.”
—Cris Williamson (20th century)
“Jack: A politician, huh?
Editor: Oh, county treasurer or something like that.
Jack: Whats so special about him?
Editor: They say hes an honest man.”
—Robert Rossen (19081966)
“Judge Bedford: Planning on having children?
Judge Bedford: Good, then I know what to get you for a wedding present.
David: Yeah? Whats that?
Judge Bedford: A vasectomy.”
—Dale Launer (b. 1953)
“It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.”
—Thomas Paine (17371809)
“None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.”
—Edith Hamilton (18671963)
“Whats breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?”
—Bertolt Brecht (18981956)
“No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls. He walks abreast with his days and feels no shame in not studying a profession, for he does not postpone his life, but lives already.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)