Eminent Domain for Trump's Border Wall Is Fine, Says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

WASHINGTON - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, long a warrior for private property rights, said Monday that he nevertheless has no problem with the Trump administration's plans to use eminent domain for a "big, beautiful" border wall.The Republican acknowledged legitimate concerns from residents along the Texas-Mexico border, adding that "these people need to be paid fairly." But he pointed out that eminent domain is used properly "all the time" in Texas for road construction and other projects.The key distinction, Paxton said, is that the practice must serve an actual public purpose."In my mind, this is a very similar purpose," he said in an interview with The Dallas Morning News. "It's a public purpose providing safety to people not only along the border, but to the entire nation."  Continue reading...

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