Argument/Standard of Review

Michigan has a long history of construing the state constitution’s “just compensation” clause liberally to provide full compensation to a property owner for a diminution in value of the property remaining to him or her after a partial taking of his or her real property. This constitutional guarantee renders MCL 213.70(2) unconstitutional.

A. Standard of Review

This Court reviews constitutional issues de novo. Co Rd Ass’n v Governor, 474 Mich 11, 14 (2005).