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  The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution require that just compensation be paid when the government takes private property for a public purpose. This requirement bars the government ''from forcing some people alone to bear public burdens which, in all fairness and justice, should be borne by the public as a whole.'' Dolan v. City of Tigard, 512 U.S. 374, 384, 114 S. Ct. 2309, 129 L. Ed. 2d 304 (1994) (quoting Armstrong v. United States, 364 U.S. 40, 49, 80 S. Ct. 1563, 4 L. Ed. 2d 1554 (1960)).

'It has long been established that the holder of an unexpired leasehold interest in land is entitled, under the Fifth Amendment, to just compensation for the value of that interest when it is taken upon condemnation . . . .' Alamo Land & Cattle Co. v. Arizona, 424 U.S. 295, 303, 96 S. Ct. 910, 47 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1976) (internal footnote omitted); Maxey v. Redevelopment Auth. of Racine, 94 Wis. 2d 375, 400, 288 N.W.2d 794 (1980) ('It is well settled that a lessee has a property interest; and, when that ...

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