Baron v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
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|Baron v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore|
|Citation||32 U.S. (7 Pct.) 243 (1833)|
Baron sued the city for diverting streams and making the water by the wharf that he owned too shallow for boats.
Whether the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment applies to the city.
The constitution was ordained and established by the people of the United States for themselves, for their own government, and not for the government of the individual states.
The takings clause of the Fifth Amendment is intended solely as a limitation on the exercise of power by the government of the United States, and is not applicable to the legislation of the states.