Title
DONT MESS WITH PROPERTY RIGHTS IN TEXAS: HOW THE STATE CONSTITUTION PROTECTS PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE WAKE OF KELO
By
Timothy Sandefur
Description
DON’T MESS WITH PROPERTY RIGHTS IN TEXAS: HOW THE STATE CONSTITUTION PROTECTS PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE WAKE OF KELO by Timothy Sandefur* Editors’ Synopsis: This Article, using Texas as an example, discusses how existing state constitutional protections may limit the broader use of eminent domain that the Supreme Court allowed in Kelo. The author examines the history of the Texas constitution’s public use clause, which supports a narrower definition of “public use” regarding eminent do-main, and...

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