There is a battle being prepared in for the Texas Legislature about eminent domain.
If you want to cook up a battle over private property rights in Texas, here’s the recipe: Take a handful of sprawling cities and growing populations that
The issue is property owners aren’t happy about land seizures for pipelines, power lines and other infrastructure as Texas population grows. This particularly affects rural landowners.
The same issue exists at the border – and particularly if the Federal government needs to seize land for a proposed wall.
“You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldn’t take it,” said Eloisa Cavazos, whose land sits along the Rio Grande, the river separating the U.S. and Mexico in Texas. “…
These fights can take a long time. Some 300 cases were filed in Federal courts from the border fence and a decade later, sixty or seventy are still pending in court.