Property Rights

 

I am for the right to own Private Property and not have the court usurp our constitutional right.

 

Amendment IV   (U.S. Constitution)

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

 

Amendment V   (U.S. Constitution)

"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

 

ARTICLE I, SECTION 15 (IllinoisState Constitution)

RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN 

"Private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use without just compensation as provided by law. Such compensation shall be determined by a jury as provided by law.:

 

Notice that according to the Illinois State Constitution, a judge CAN NOT make a decision in an "Eminent Domain" case.  It must be a JURY of peers who decides the case.