The true effects of private takings do not occur in a vacuum and are not solely academic in nature. The consequence of losing property implicates loss of income, loss of value in residual property, and loss of familial land. The importance of protecting the rights of individual land-owners becomes increasingly apparent when analyzing the effect of the taking.
This comment will explore how the government’s taking of private property occurs—including how the government has loosened restrictions and procedural hurdles. The analysis will focus specifically on processes, policies, and statutes, created and used by the federal government to facilitate takings necessary for the construction of the border wall separating South Texas and Mexico.
The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice
The U.S. Government Taking Under Eminent Domain: When Just Compensation is Unjust (Comment),
Available at: https://commons.stmarytx.edu/thescholar/vol25/iss3/3
St. Mary's University School of Law