Recently, the State of Utah has been making eminent domain news as it seeks to condemn property from the federal government. Now, one California County is looking at a less drastic means of gaining some control over federal property.
On April 6, the San Benito County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to reopen 25 miles of previously closed County roads. While deciding to reopen its own roads might normally garner little attention, this decision is interesting because the roads are located within land owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management. The roads were closed in 2008 when the BLM ...
I'm a California eminent domain attorney. I work in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, etc. I don't work in Utah. I'm not even licensed in Utah. Why, then, would I bother to blog about what is going on with eminent domain in Utah?
Quite frankly, because it amuses me. The Utah Senate has now approved a law that authorizes the state to condemn property from the federal government. You may wonder how can a state give itself the power to condemn property from the federal government. The answer: it probably can't --and Utah knows it.
According to a ...
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