Latest Eminent domain News

US presses ahead with border wall in court despite shutdown

Jan. 17, 2019 4:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal attorney in South Texas said in court this week that during the ongoing partial government shutdown, he only has been allowed to work on cases related to President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. The Texas Civil Rights Project on Thursday released a transcript of a Tuesday...

As Trump visits border, Texas landowners prepare wall fight

Jan. 10, 2019 4:44 PM EST

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump traveled to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall , landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the border in...

Court rules against proposed pipeline project

Nov. 27, 2018 8:45 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An appeals court in upstate New York has ruled in favor of landowners who are fighting against a gas company's plans to build a pipeline from Pennsylvania to Lake Ontario. WIVB-TV in Buffalo reports the court ruled corporations can use eminent domain to gain access to private property...