In the United States, many State governments tax land property owners based on the value of the property. These taxes are assessed every year and must be paid or the state will seize your property and auction it to the highest bidder.
I'm wondering to what extent the legality of this practice (constitutional or otherwise) has been tested in American courts. America's founding was in part related to upset about some of the obscure taxing schemes of pre-industrial England. So called "double taxation" and even income tax are/were objectionable in the past. The annual taxing of property based on value seems suspect to me, so I presume some courts have tested it. I want to know what those cases are and the reasoning that concluded annual property taxing is legal.