Eminent Domain and the Border Wall: Political and Legal Perspectives


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Although the border between the United States and Mexico stretches almost 2,000 miles and is one of the most frequently traversed borders in the world, most of the United States/Mexico border had no significant, lengthy physical impediment to crossing until the early 2000s.

In this Webinar, we will discuss the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which spurred the coordinated construction of roughly 600 miles of physical border barriers, and the related REAL ID Act that allows the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive many of the federal environmental statutes that are ordinarily required with any other major federal project.

The webinar will also discuss the practical, logistical, and legal challenges of condemning private property for the construction of border barrier structures and what to expect as the current Presidential administration moves forward with the construction of additional border barriers on the United States/Mexico border.

Lastly, for those particularly interested in public law and intergovernmental partnerships, we will discuss an example of legal issues implicated by local/federal cooperation in the construction of the border barriers following the Secure Fence Act of 2006 that led to the filing of inverse condemnation claims.

CLE credit will not be offered for ON DEMAND viewing.

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Roy R. Brandys, Partner, Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP

Nicholas P. Laurent, Partner, Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP

Julian Grant , Senior Legal Editor, Public Sector service of Practical Law

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