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Penn Central Transportation Company v. City of New York - Significance

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Appellant

Penn Central Transportation Company

Appellee

City of New York

Appellant's Claim

That New York City had taken its private property in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments when designating the Grand Central Terminal as an historic landmark.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Daniel M. Gribbon

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Leonard J. Koerner

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Potter Stewart, Byron R. White

Justices Dissenting

Warren E. Burger, William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

26 June 1978

Decision

That the city of New York's designation of the Grand Central Terminal as a historic landmark, and the limitations on the use of the property inherent in that designation, did not constitute a taking of Penn Central's property.

Related Cases

  • Barron v. Baltimore, 32 U.S. 243 (1833).
  • Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co., 272 U.S. 365 (1926).
  • United States v. Causby, 328 U.S. 256 (1946).
  • Berman v. Parker, 348 U.S. 26 (1954).
  • Young v. American Mini Theaters, 427 U.S. 50 (1976).

Further Readings

  • Biskupic, Joan, and Elder Witt, eds. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1996.
  • Hall, Kermit L., ed. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Holmes, Barnham. The Fifth Amendment. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1991.
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