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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co. v. City of Chicago
Citation:166 U.S. 226 (1897)
The City of Chicago wanted to widen a street and needed to acquire certain privately owned land to do that (land owned by private individuals, as well as land owned by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company). A petition was filed in court in Chicago to determine how much the City of Chicago would need to compensate those individuals.
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