Viewing Justice David J. Brewer: "Protection to Private Property from Public Attack." (1891).
On June 23, 1891, U. S. Supreme Court Justice David J. Brewer delivered the commencement address to the Yale Law School. He urged the "young gentlemen" seated before him to defend private property from attack by government. Those attacks came in three guises: taxation, eminent domain and the exercise of "police power"---what we call regulation today.